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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.

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30

Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of festival favorites. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the experience.

Celebrating its 33rd edition in 2017, the festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences. For information and to purchase tickets, visit vconline.org/festival. JANM members are eligible for discounts.

Note: entire festival runs April 27–May 4; screenings at JANM take place April 28–30.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

C3: The Conference for Creative Content

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Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30

Presented by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, C3 is a two-day media arts conference dedicated to providing the APA creative community with a space for meaningful discourse on media and entertainment.

Panels and seminars feature established pioneers in entertainment, academia, and professional guilds. Topics covered will include new media technologies, media platforms, and distribution. C3 celebrates creativity and diversity by connecting aspiring and emerging content creators with seasoned individuals leading the charge.

For details and to purchase tickets, visit festival.vconline.org/c3-conference.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by JANM

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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. Tonight, before the Moving Day projection begins, join us for a special public program in honor of APA Heritage Month. Please check back for program details.

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:00 PM

Media Coverage of the Japanese American Incarceration and its Lessons for the Trump Era

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FREE

Join Los Angeles Times publisher Davan Maharaj, author and journalist Richard Reeves, author and former Rafu Shimpo editor Naomi Hirahara, and others for a lecture and roundtable discussion on the media’s mistakes during the public hysteria generated by the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the lessons learned for our times.

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

Co-sponsored by Asian American Journalists Association and the Los Angeles Times.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting

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FREE

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 info@nikkeigenealogicalsociety.org or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/nikkeigen. Limited to 35 participants.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Nick Ut: Beyond the Napalm Girl

FREE

On June 8, 1972, 21-year-old AP Photographer Nick Ut captured one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a crying Vietnamese girl fleeing after a napalm bomb attack. Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for that shot and went on to take tens of thousands more in a career that spanned over 50 years. Join ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor David Ono for an intimate talk with the now-retired Ut about his life and career beyond “the napalm girl.”

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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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 Little Tokyo Historical Society. Please check back for details.

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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