Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Books & Conversations

All programs are free for JANM members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 PM

Author Discussion—The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches by Greg Robinson


The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches is a collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary but unheralded figures in Japanese American history. Join author and historian Greg Robinson for a discussion of the book and its origins.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

This book is available at the JANM Store.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 PM

Author Discussion—Two Faces of Exclusion by Lon Kurashige


Join USC Associate Professor of History Lon Kurashige for a discussion of his latest book, Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States, which puts forth a complex analysis of anti-Asian racism in the United States by examining often-forgotten efforts to oppose discriminatory legislation. The talk will include a special focus on events leading up to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

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