Partnerships & Collaborations Past Events
Why Is the Modern World So Angry?
American mass shooters. Islamic terrorists. Vengeful nationalists. Racist presidents. Social media misogynists. In today’s world, paranoid hatred—and the wrath of the people who spread it—is inescapable. Where does all the rage come from?
Join Zocalo and JANM at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum for a discussion with Panjak Mishra, author of Age of Anger: A History of the Present for a discussion moderated by Gregory Rodriguez, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zócalo Public Square. Mishra locates the answer, paradoxically, in modernity’s successes.
As the world has become more closely linked via mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth, those unable to enjoy the fruits of progress have been cast adrift, uprooted from older traditions. Many have responded by lashing out at elites, by inventing enemies, attempting to recreate an imaginary golden age, and seeking self-empowerment through apocalyptic rhetoric and spectacular violence. What is the attraction of cultural supremacism and rancorous brutality in this age? What does the history of previous transitions in global politics and technology tell us about how to manage the backlash? And what does this moment require—in terms of new thinking—if humanity is to survive its own anger? Mishra visits Zócalo to explore the paradoxical perils of freedom, stability, and prosperity.
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum
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.
In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center
2018 Day of Remembrance—The Civil Liberties Act of 1988: The Victory and the Unfinished Business
PAY WHAT YOU WISH
JANM is proud to present the 2018 Day of Remembrance in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, OCA–Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA).
In addition to marking the 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, this year’s event commemorates the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the legislation that provided a formal apology from the US government and monetary reparations to survivors of the forced evacuation and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Featured speakers will include Alan Nishio, community activist and founding member of National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (now Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress), who will speak about the importance of the Civil Liberties Act, what it did not accomplish, and its ongoing relevance today.
Admission to this event and the museum are both pay-what-you-wish on this day. RSVPs for the Day of Remembrance program are strongly encouraged using the link below.
In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall
If you missed the program, you can watch it online on JANM’s YouTube channel.
Film Screening and Discussion—Digital Storytelling Videos
JANM and the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) will co-host a screening of spoken word videos inspired by the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and recorded at the 2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage in collaboration with filmmakers Jeff MacIntyre and David Ono. Pilgrimage participants, ranging in age from 16 to 75, were guided by spoken word artist G Yamazawa in bringing their stories to life and the videos touch on subjects such as the ever-present sand in camp, the seizure of land, love, and commitment.
A panel discussion with the filmmakers and a reception hosted by the Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium, JANM HMWF, and the Japanese American Citizens League will take place immediately following the screening.
This event is free but RSVPs are required. Use the link below or call 213.625.0414.
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum
13th Annual Museums Free-for-All
FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY
Along with more than 40 other regional museums, JANM is proud to make museums available to the broadest possible audience by offering free admission on this day. Please note that RSVPs are strongly encouraged.
For a complete list of participating institutions, visit socalmuseums.org/free-for-all.
Film Screening—I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck
One of the most acclaimed films of 2016 and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, with a flood of rich archival material. Q&A to follow screening.
Presented in partnership with PBS SoCal.