Partnerships & Collaborations Past Events
Fresh Words & Actions: Two in LA by Rhiana Yazzie
A staged reading of a play about a young Navajo woman’s shocking discovery of real life in Los Angeles. In her hometown of Cuba, New Mexico, others could not see past Nita’s ethnicity, but in LA she could be anyone she wanted to be. Thrown into the middle of post-9/11 immigration decrees and their inherent biased nature, Nita is forced to experience a physical and emotional displacement of her own.
A dram-edy, Two in LA is Los Angeles from the perspective of two of America’s Native inhabitants. Rhiana Yazzie is a Navajo playwright originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the former Associate Artistic Director of a Native American theatre company in Albuquerque, where she wrote, directed, and produced plays, and acted, designed, and created costumes. Yazzie has received numerous accolades as a playwright and her work has been produced throughout the West.
In collaboration with East West Players Writer’s Gallery.
Public Program and Book Signing cosponsored by the Embassy of Japan, the Smithsonian
National Museum of American History,
Scholars from Brazil, Canada, and the United States will discuss two new landmark publications that explore the current status of Nikkei in the Americas as well as common attributes Nikkei share, especially in terms of the family, the position of women, religion, education, politics, and economics. For more information, please contact Eileen Kurahashi at 213.830.5628. 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Public Program and Book Signing cosponsored by the Embassy of Japan, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, and the National Museum of American History.
Exhibit of Japanese Flower Arrangements
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the practitioners of the Ohara School of Ikebana reach beyond the traditional styles of the art form of flower arranging with innovative and creative results. More than 80 arrangements by teachers and students of the school will be on display.
At the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Doizaki Gallery
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Gallery Hours: 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Day of Remembrance
Day of Remembrance (DOR), the community's annual commemoration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066 and the World War II exclusion and incarceration of Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans. The 2003 DOR marks the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order. The National Museum, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR), the Pacific Southwest District JACL, and local community organizations will join together to commemorate the event.
Day of Remembrance
Day of Remembrance (DOR) is the Japanese American community's annual commemoration of President Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066 and the World War II exclusion and incarceration of Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans. This year's observance is particularly noteworthy, as 2002 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The National Museum, NCRR, the Pacific Southwest District JACL and local community organizations will join together to commemorate the event and consider how the past experiences of Japanese Americans can provide insight in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies.
JSN Career Seeking Event
Presented by Japanese Students Network
This unique career event presented by the Japanese Students Network will offer college students an opportunity to meet and interact with leading Japanese and American corporations, not-for-profit organizations and student organizations. Admission is free to registered participants. To register and/or for further information, please contact www.jstudentnetwork.com.