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Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00 PM—8:00 PM

Tea & Letter Writing: gathering in relaxation, expression & conversation

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FREE

Do you miss the art of letter writing? Would you like the opportunity to write a letter to the future of Little Tokyo or to a future stakeholder of this community?

Gather with us in a relaxed atmosphere to share tea and conversation and write letters—with plenty of prompts provided by traci kato-kiriyama, former Little Tokyo +LAB Artist-in-Residence at JANM. Come write about your hopes and dreams for the future of Little Tokyo; the future of how we define “home,” “community,” and “solidarity”; and for the future of how we practice what it means to be a “good friend” and a “good neighbor.”

Artist and tea enthusiast Linda Wei will be helping to share tea at the top of the evening, to center us and bring the room together, before we read aloud some letters from JANM’s permanent collection as a group.

All ages are welcome to join. Tea and paper/cards/stamps will be provided, free of charge. Come early to visit the museum galleries (Pay What You Wish admission from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.). This program is free but RSVPs are encouraged at the link below.

This program was launched through the +LAB Artist Residency program presented by the Little Tokyo Service Center in partnership with JANM and continues now in partnership with Tuesday Night Project’s TNTalks initiative.

In the Inahara Foyer and Yuki Board Room

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:30 PM—9:30 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. Check the ticket link for updates about speakers/topics.

Early bird pricing (through November 30): $10
General admission: $15
Student (must show valid ID at door): $10

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:00 PM—7:00 PM

The American War Experience Through California Voices: World War II

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FREE

JANM is pleased to partner with the Cal Poly Pomona Veterans Resource Center to present the second of two discussions about World War II as part of their special series, The American War Experience through California Voices. (Click on the RSVP link for details about the first discussion at Cal Poly Pomona on October 30.)

These will be reading-based discussions based on Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston’s Farewell to Manzanar. The discussions will explore how war shapes identity, culture, and society, as well as values such as patriotism, loyalty, community, and sacrifice.

Participation and all materials are free. Refreshments will be provided for participants that register at the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Cholbi at mjcholbi@cpp.edu or the Veterans Resource Center at 909.869.6994.

This is the second series of discussions that are being led by veterans and military dependents affiliated with Cal Poly Pomona’s Veterans Resource Center.

In the Aratani Central Hall

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00 PM—8:00 PM

Tea & Letter Writing: gathering in relaxation, expression & conversation

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FREE

Do you miss the art of letter writing? Would you like the opportunity to write a letter to the future of Little Tokyo or to a future stakeholder of this community?

Gather with us in a relaxed atmosphere to share tea and conversation and write letters—with plenty of prompts provided by traci kato-kiriyama, former Little Tokyo +LAB Artist-in-Residence at JANM. Come write about your hopes and dreams for the future of Little Tokyo; the future of how we define “home,” “community,” and “solidarity”; and for the future of how we practice what it means to be a “good friend” and a “good neighbor.”

Artist and tea enthusiast Linda Wei will be helping to share tea at the top of the evening, to center us and bring the room together, before we read aloud some letters from JANM’s permanent collection as a group.

All ages are welcome to join. Tea and paper/cards/stamps will be provided, free of charge. Come early to visit the museum galleries (Pay What You Wish admission from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.). This program is free but RSVPs are encouraged at the link below.

This program was launched through the +LAB Artist Residency program presented by the Little Tokyo Service Center in partnership with JANM and continues now in partnership with Tuesday Night Project’s TNTalks initiative.

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. Please note that general admission rates increased as of August 16, 2019.

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

The Grassroots Redress Movement: A Conversation with Activists, Then and Now

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FREE

Members of Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) will discuss the many contributions needed to secure the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 which provided a government apology and redress to Japanese Americans who were forced to leave their homes and businesses during World War II. NCRR compiled accounts of the redress campaign into a recently published book, The Grassroots Struggle for Japanese American Redress and Reparations.

Artist David Monkawa, activist Miya Iwataki, and writer Guy Aoki will recount key elements to the campaign, followed by a discussion with artist/educator Tony Osumi, Little Tokyo Community Council Managing Director Kristin Fukushima, and June Hibino and Sean Miura of Nikkei Progressives. Excerpts from the book will be read by the authors.

A short clip from Tales of Clamor will be shown at the program, highlighting the CWRIC hearings and the Japanese American community’s breaking of silence. Tales of Clamor premiered at the JACCC’s Aratani Theatre earlier this year and was created by traci kato kiriyama and Kennedy Kabasares of PULL Project.

For more information, go to www.ncrr-la.org or email ncrrla@yahoo.com.

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

The Grassroots Struggle for Japanese American Redress and Reparations is available at the JANM Store.

Read a book review by Arthur A. Hansen.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

 

 

 

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