Series: Special Events
All programs are free for JANM members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
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2017 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction
Reconnecting with the Past, Forging Our Future
Irene Hirano Inouye, Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce T. Kaji, Legacy Award
Tom Ikeda, Founders’ Award
Join us for the 2017 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles on Saturday, May 6.
Reconnecting with the Past, Forging Our Future will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Japanese American National Museum opening its doors to the public by looking back at key visionary individuals and foundations that have provided support for JANM, especially in its early days. The evening will also articulate the museum’s role in today’s complex world in which civil rights and social justice are still not equal for all, and how JANM sees itself continuing to effect positive change 75 years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, ultimately leading to the incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
Win a 2017 Lexus RX 350
Enter the 2017 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Visit janm.org/dinner2017 for more information and to purchase tickets.
Citron Trunk Show
Citron Clothing creates elegant, timeless apparel for all body types using the finest fabrics, artisanal techniques from around the world, and vintage motifs sourced from Asia and Europe.
On the day before Mother’s Day, bring Mom in to peruse these wearable works of art!
Legacy Society Tea
Each year, JANM hosts an exclusive luncheon for the Legacy Society, a group of donors who have included JANM in their will or other estate documents. This year’s event features noted author and law professor Lorraine K. Bannai, who will speak about her work on the landmark Korematsu v. United States coram nobis case. Invitations will be mailed in April.