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The Japanese American National Museum and Visual Communications invite JANM members at the Sustaining Level and above and special guests to preview At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America before it opens to the public on May 25.
Program with a light reception to follow. Invitations were mailed in early April.
To commemorate the opening day of the exhibition At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America, JANM will host Visual Communications (VC) co-founders and exhibition curators Duane Kubo, Robert Nakamura, and Eddie Wong in a panel discussion about the history of VC and the creation of this show. They will be joined by scholar, author, producer, and JANM Chief Curator Karen Ishizuka, who will moderate the discussion, helping to place VC’s history as the first Asian Pacific American media organization in the country within the context of today’s changing world.
Light refreshments will be served following the program. Included with museum admission. Space is limited. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall
Take a cross-generational look at the challenges and opportunities Asian American communities face as they continue to grow and engage in political action. Hear from a panel of Asian American activists who span the 1970s to the present. Learn about what motivated them to become politically charged and find what out what they believe it means to be an activist in today’s world and what issues continue to spur activism. The panelists have deep experience in student organizing, anti-gentrification campaigns, immigrant worker organizing, and other political campaigns.
Panelist include Florante Ibanez, Miya Iwataki, Sandy Maeshiro, Tiffany Do, Frances Huynh, Sophia Cheng, Jonathan Paik, and Sophia Chenge. Eddie Wong, co-founder of Visual Communications, the first Asian Pacific American media organization in the country, will moderate. This multi-generational dialog is intended to help build a stronger political movement.
This program is presented in conjunction with At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America. It is free, but RSVPs are recommended.
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT
If you RSVP’d, we recommend you arrive early. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. There will be a stand-by line starting at 7 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be released at 7:25 p.m.
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum