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All programs are free for JANM members and included 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.

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

The Lives of Samurai Women of Kōchi and the Kunimitsu Family Scroll

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There were as many samurai women as men during the Tokugawa era (1600–1868) in Japan, but their lives are often overlooked.

Professor Luke Roberts of University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak about his recent research into the lives of samurai women who hailed from Kōchi, an area in southwestern Japan. Following the lecture, Roberts will be joined by Hawaii State Senator Brian Taniguchi and his wife, Jan, to talk about this subject and artifacts from their family.

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

Presented in partnership with the Nikkei Genealogical Society.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, August 17, 2019
2:00 PM—5:00 PM

Crushing the Myth

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Crushing the Myth is a nationwide speaker series that features Asian Americans and allies as they share stories and perspectives to build an active community of leaders, thinkers, and influencers to move beyond the “Model Minority” label. Speakers/topics to be announced soon.

Early bird pricing (through June 12): $15
General admission: $20
Student (must show valid ID at door): $10

For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the link below.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM—3:00 PM

Making Waves: A Changing Tides Mental Health Conference

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FREE, but RSVPs are required

This day-long conference will offer a safe space for the API community to address, examine, and understand mental health in its various forms. Conference plenaries will be interspersed with workshops and small group discussions that focus on specific topics related to mental health.

The conversation around mental health within the API community is one that has been and continues to be highly stigmatized due to several external and internal factors. The goal of this event will be to shed a positive light on these topics and allow for a space where open conversations about mental health can be held.

This event is free, but RSVPs are required. Please check thechangingtides.org for updates and to RSVP.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Hanashi Oral History Pop Up

FREE

Come see a selection of Go For Broke National Education Center’s Hanashi (“to talk”) Oral Histories. GFBNEC has been recording interviews of Nisei veterans of World War II as well as their contemporaries in the armed forces for over twenty years. Stay for as many interviews as you like; this day-long opportunity does not have formal presentations or introductions.

Presented in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center.

In the Aratani Central Hall

Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting

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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.

The meeting is included with museum admission. RSVP is required.

To RSVP or for more information, email info@nikkeigenealogicalsociety.org or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/nikkeigen. Limited to 35 participants.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

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