Partnerships & Collaborations Past Events
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.
Media Coverage of the Japanese American Incarceration and its Lessons for the Trump Era
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.
Moving Day program presented by JANM
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.
The focus of the program will be allyship between Muslim Americans and Japanese Americans, two immigrant communities who have faced and now face similar struggles. Join artists and activists Kathy Masaoka, Sahar Pirzada, Taz Ahmed, traci ishigo, and traci kato-kiriyama for a riveting hour of performance, poetry, and an audience discussion led by Naomi Hirahara. We will consider the critical role that art and storytelling play in the work of building community while involving the audience in the creative process.
For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.
Film Screening and Discussion—K-TOWN ’92 Reporters: Who Gets to Tell the Story?
K-TOWN ’92 Reporters was produced by Peabody award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee as part of ktown92.com, an interactive web archive that explores the 1992 Los Angeles Riots through the lens of greater Koreatown. With a mix of archival news footage, new interviews, and other media, ktown92.com invites users to create their own unique documentary experience and to hear poignant stories that were overlooked by the media coverage of the day.
Join us for a screening of Lee’s film followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker; John Lee, former Los Angeles Times reporter; Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times reporter; and Joanne Griffith, senior editor at Marketplace Weekend. Moderated by Oliver Wang, Associate Professor of Sociology, California State University, Long Beach.
RSVP required at ktown92.eventbrite.com.
Co-presented with Asian American Journalist Association-Los Angeles and PBS SoCal.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content
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.
In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall
33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
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.