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Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:30 PM

EPFC Filmcicle Presents Race and Space in Los Angeles VI

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FREE

The latest installment of Echo Park Film Center’s Race and Space in Los Angeles screening series focuses on the city’s Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community. The evening will begin with a USC student-made production, The Challenge (1957, Claude Bache), which examines the unlawful incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II from an assimilationist perspective put forth by the Japanese Americans Citizens League, which at the time was promoting a platform leaning towards adopting American ideologies.

As a counterpoint, the program will feature films from APIA filmmaking collective Visual Communications, whose works emphasized the APIA artist’s point of view. Manzanar (1971), a seminal film by VC founder Robert Nakamura, addresses the WWII Japanese American incarceration from a very different perspective. The program will include additional VC films that explore the topic of identity and collective memory within the APIA community.

This program is presented in partnership with Echo Park Film Center, the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive at USC, and Visual Communications.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org.

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).

Find ship passenger records, even if you don’t know when your ancestors arrived in the United States. Explore immigration case files and other federal records that can offer unique insights into the lives of your ancestors at the time of their arrival in this country and how they were affected by immigration policies.

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.

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

Presented in partnership with Nikkei Genealogical Society.

Read an interview with Marisa Louie Lee on Discover Nikkei.

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. Tonight’s program will be presented by Go For Broke National Education Center and will focus on the roles of Japanese American women during WWII, especially those who served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).

For more information about Moving Day, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
12:00 PM—5:00 PM

The Asian American ComiCon Presents: A Summit on Art, Action, and the Future

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In 2009, the Asian American ComiCon was held in New York City, bringing together Asian American indie and mainstream comics creators for a historic gathering to celebrate the unique and flourishing graphic storytelling talents of our community. Now, eight years later, AACC is hosting its second event: a Summit on Art, Action, and the Future.

In a time where diversity and creativity are both under attack, the summit will feature diverse creators talking about where we’re going next—creators like Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man, They Call Us Bruce), Jeff Yang (CNN, They Call Us Bruce), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), LaToya Morgan (writer, Into the Badlands), Lewis Tan (Marvel’s Iron Fist), and Keith Chow (The Nerds of Color). A special keynote conversation will feature the pioneering actor and activist George Takei.

The summit will also see the unveiling of New Frontiers, a brand new graphic anthology of original stories inspired by George Takei’s life and legacy—stories about incarceration and exclusion, representation and resistance, the digital world, and the struggle in the streets. AACC will include an Artists’ Alley where leading comics creators will be available for commissions and signings.

Check the Facebook event page for updates on the event, including schedule.

General admission: $17 ($20 at door)
VIP admission: $47 ($50 at door)—includes reserved seating and a first-run copy of New Frontiers.

JANM MEMBERS
General admission passes: FREE
VIP admission: $30

Limit of four tickets per membership. Contact memberevents@janm.org for members discount code.

AACC is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

In conjunction with the exhibition New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by LTHS

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FREE

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.

Before tonight’s projections begin, join us and our partner organization Little Tokyo Historical Society for a special public program with three former inmates of the Japanese American World War II camps—Bill Shishima (Heart Mountain), Yukio Kawaratani (Tule Lake), and George Nakano (Jerome, Tule Lake)—who will talk about their experiences in Little Tokyo before the war and how the camp experience changed their lives. Moderated by Instructions to All Persons curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director.

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Nick Ut: Beyond the Napalm Girl

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FREE

On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut took one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a crying Vietnamese girl fleeing after a napalm bomb attack. Ut was just 21 years old when he captured that shot, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The image, however, was just one of tens of thousands of photographs taken during a career that spanned more than 50 years.

Ut retired earlier this year from AP’s Los Angeles bureau, where he was known by virtually every reporter, photographer, cameraman, anchor, and public official. Join ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor David Ono for an intimate talk with Nick Ut about his life beyond “the napalm girl” and the decades he spent chronicling the transformation of LA and America.

This program is currently at capacity, however, a standby line will form in the event that seats become available.

Co-sponsored by Asian American Journalists Association.

 

 

 

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