Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Partnerships & Collaborations

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, May 28, 2016
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Go For Broke National Education Center Homecoming Celebration and Debut of the Defining Courage Exhibition


Join us for an all-day homecoming celebration at Go For Broke’s new headquarters in JANM’s Historic Building, located across the plaza from the Pavilion. Featured will be the debut of their groundbreaking new interactive exhibition, The Defining Courage Experience, which uses the experiences of Japanese American soldiers of World War II as a catalyst to discuss contemporary issues affecting Americans today. The exhibition addresses issues of citizenship, courage, tolerance, and empathy using participatory and hands-on exhibits.

The festivities will begin with a tribute at the historic Go For Broke Monument and a ribbon cutting at the new facilities. The celebration will continue in the center and on the plaza with family-friendly activities, food, music, and programs, including several short films that tell the veterans’ amazing story.

Event is free and open to the public. Visit for details.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mixed Remixed Festival



Mixed Remixed is an exciting film, book, and performance festival dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the mixed-heritage experience. Activities include panels, workshops, readings, and film screenings as well as live music, comedy, and spoken word.

Mixed Remixed is timed to coincide with Loving Day (June 12), an annual worldwide commemoration of Loving v. Virginia, the historic 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the U.S.

For more information, visit and

Friday, June 24, 2016

2016 V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con)


Friday, June 24 – Saturday, June 25

JANM is pleased to host the 2016 edition of the V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con), dedicated to digital communications within the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. This year’s event will highlight and expand multi-platform Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communications by convening AAPI online journalists, social media communicators, bloggers, and others.

Visit to register; JANM members receive a discount.

Presented by the Asian American Journalists Association–Los Angeles Chapter.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting



The Nikkei Genealogical Society (NikkeiGen) promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking. NikkeiGen’s general meetings are open to anyone who is interested in researching their family trees, learning more about their Japanese roots and heritage, and participating in group discussions and networking. Meetings occur approximately once a month from January to October, with the location alternating between JANM and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) in Burbank. Meetings are always free, but RSVP is required.

To RSVP or for more information, email or visit the Facebook page at

Saturday, August 27, 2016
2:00 PM

Introduction to Go For Broke


Dr. Vince Beresford, President of Go For Broke National Education Center, will speak about GFBNEC’s new home, its future, and its groundbreaking new exhibit, The Defining Courage Experience.

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

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