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Thursday, July 3, 2008

National Conference: Whose America? Who’s American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice

events/enduringcommunities.gif 3–6 Thursday–Sunday • Denver, Colorado

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the National Conference examines connections between the WWII Japanese American experience and historical and contemporary issues surrounding democracy and civil rights.

For more information, visit

Saturday, June 14, 2008
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Exhibition Opening Celebration

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Exhibition Opening Celebration

7:30 PM, Remarks

In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Sunday, June 8, 2008
1:00 PM—5:00 PM


events/Chado-logo-100px_.gif Chado celebrates its opening in the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Garden Café with a tea-tasting presentation by noted author James Norwood Pratt, followed by a full afternoon tea.

$30 Members; $40 non-members. To purchase tickets, call 213.625.0414, ext. 2313, for details.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fulfilling the Promise of America: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

2008 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

When President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 into law on August 10, 1988, providing an official apology and reparations to thousands of Japanese Americans unconstitutionally forced to leave their homes by their own government during World War II, it meant more than just vindication for those whose rights were violated. It represented a triumph of American democracy, a coming together of diverse groups and individuals, political organizations and elected officials, who supported this cause simply because it was the right thing to do.

The Japanese American National Museum's 2008 Annual Gala Dinner will recognize some of the key players who helped to turn what was considered an impossible dream into the law of the land and why it is so important for all Americans today.

Visit the Annual Dinner page for more information >>

Saturday, November 3, 2007
6:00 PM—10:00 PM

Giant Robot Biennale: 50 issues - Opening Reception

Join us in celebrating the opening of Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues.

Featuring appearances by:

  • I & I Sound System
    featuring Aurelito and Shakespeare
  • Scrabbel
  • DJ Dumlao
  • Pika Pika

  • and more...

Museum admission is FREE. RSVP for Reception at 213.625.0414 ext. 2222.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues
Sunday, June 17, 2007
12:00 PM

Celebrate Father's Day with a BBQ Party on the Plaza!

Celebrate Father's Day at the exhibition opening of Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden

Join us for a relaxing afternoon
-Live Entertainment by Gary Fukushima Jazz Quartet
-Food Vendors
-Members-only Raffle Drawing (winners must be present)
-Exhibition Activities-Terrace Garden display, Guide-by-Cell audio tour, in-gallery activity, and screening of Mamo's Weeds (exclusive film short by the National Museum's Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center)

FREE admission for National Museum members. Museum exhibitions and Museum Store open from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. For information call 213.625.0414.

In conjunction with the exhibition Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden



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