Partnerships & Collaborations Past Events
Day of Remembrance
Day of Remembrance (DOR), the community's annual commemoration of President Roosevelt's signing of EO 9066 and the World War II exclusion and internment of Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans, will be held at the Japanese American National Museum. The 2001 DOR marks the 20th Anniversary of the Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR), formerly known as the National Coalition for Redress & Reparation. The National Museum, the Pacific Southwest District JACL, and other community organizations join with NCRR in reflecting upon the 20+ year journey for redress and justice, and the continuing efforts for a vibrant and strong community.
Envisioning Asian American Identities: Aesthetics, Politics, and Culture
At the University of Southern California, Harris Hall 101
This afternoon symposium will address the question of Asian American identity in visual culture by exploring the art and cultural historical issues raised by the exhibition Asian Traditions/Modern Expressions: Asian American Artists and Abstraction.
Speakers and participants will include art historians, anthropologists, cultural historians, and artists. For reservations and/or more information, please call the USC’s Fisher Gallery at 213.740.4561.
Presented by the Fisher Gallery, USC, and co-sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum.
Community Issues Series
Thursday Evenings at the Museum
Performance & Video Screening
Video and performance artist Kip Fulbeck explores the Hapa male experience through hilarious stories of dating, family, and pop culture. From Bruce Lee to David Carradine to Connie Chung, Fulbeck pokes fun at media stereotypes, interracial dating patterns, and icons of race and sex in Asian America. Currently an Associate Professor of Studio Art and Asian American Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, Fulbeck has performed and screened his work throughout the U.S. and recently served as a visiting artist at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This program is presented in collaboration with the Hapa Issues Forum, Los Angeles Chapter.
Doubles: Japan and America's Intercultural Children
Community Issues Series
Video screening & panel discussion
Growing up in today’s society can be challenging, especially if one of your parents is from Japan and the other from America. How do these two cultures blend together? What is your identity? Where do you fit in culturally? These are some of the questions raised in Regge Life’s video, Doubles. Join us for the screening of this video followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion. This is a collaborative program between Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles chapter of the Hapa Issues Forum, and the Museum. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required by October 1.
East West Players Writers Gallery Series: Slants
Thursday Evening at the Museum Play Reading
The fourth play in this series is a reading of Hiro Kanegawa’s exciting play, Slants. Sunny, the lone Asian American student hanging with a bunch of frat boys, has her dorm room spray-painted with moronic racial epithets. She’d rather not know who did it. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.
Evening of Remembrance
Letters from Camp Exhibit Series Presentation and Video Screening
Speakers from the Day of Remembrance ad hoc committee of the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations present an “Evening of Remembrance” at the Museum. The 1988 film, Justice Now, Reparations Now by pioneering Asian American filmmaker Alan Kondo will be shown. This program takes place two days before the “Day of Remembrance” program at the Japan America Theater on Saturday, February 22.
The “Day of Remembrance” commemorates the signing on February 19, 1942 of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the mass evacuation and incarceration of all West Coast Japanese Americans in concentration camps. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.