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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 rsvp@janm.org 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.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Nick Ut: Beyond the Napalm Girl

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FREE

On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut took one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a crying Vietnamese girl fleeing after a napalm bomb attack. Ut was just 21 years old when he captured that shot, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The image, however, was just one of tens of thousands of photographs taken during a career that spanned more than 50 years.

Ut retired earlier this year from AP’s Los Angeles bureau, where he was known by virtually every reporter, photographer, cameraman, anchor, and public official. Join ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor David Ono for an intimate talk with Nick Ut about his life beyond “the napalm girl” and the decades he spent chronicling the transformation of LA and America.

Space is limited. This program is free, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Co-sponsored by Asian American Journalists Association.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by LTHS

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FREE

Each night through August 11, from sunset to midnight, Moving Day presents outdoor projections of Civilian Exclusion Order posters, which were issued during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration. The date of each projection will coincide with the original issue date of the order being projected. Projections take place on the façade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’ first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II.

Before tonight’s projections begin, join us and our partner organization Little Tokyo Historical Society for a special public program with four former inmates of the Japanese American World War II camps—Bill Shishima (Heart Mountain), Hal Keimi (Heart Mountain), Yukio Kawaratani (Tule Lake), and George Nakano (Jerome, Tule Lake)—who will talk about their experiences in Little Tokyo before the war and how the camp experience changed their lives. Moderated by Instructions to All Persons curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director.

For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by GFBNEC

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Each night through August 11, from sunset to midnight, Moving Day presents outdoor projections of Civilian Exclusion Order posters, which were issued during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration. The date of each projection will coincide with the original issue date of the order being projected. Projections take place on the façade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’ first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II.

During the run of Moving Day, JANM and several community partners will present a series of dialogues and events grappling with the legacy of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. This program will be presented by Go For Broke National Education Center. Please check back for details.

For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00 PM

How to Find Your Japanese Immigrant Ancestors

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Learn how to conduct research using the federal immigration and naturalization records maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Led by Marisa Louie Lee, former archivist at the National Archives at San Francisco and an avid researcher and genealogist who specializes in federal records.

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

Presented in partnership with Nikkei Genealogical Society.

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