Events

Programs are free for Members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of the Museum’s programs, visit janm.org/events.

 

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Members Only Program and Reception—Instructions to All Persons

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This event has reached capacity.

All members are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and program to mark the opening of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Program will include remarks by Ann Burroughs, JANM Interim President and CEO; Akira Chiba, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles; Dr. Matthew Stiffler, Arab American National Museum Research and Content Manager; and exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM Vice President of Operations and Art Director.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Day of Remembrance 2017: Unite to Uphold Our Civil Rights

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PAY WHAT YOU WISH

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. This year’s Day of Remembrance commemorates the 75th anniversary of this historic miscarriage of justice, recognizing its continued relevance in today’s political climate and supporting civil and human rights for all.

2 p.m.: Indoor Program and Reception, including talks and presentations by Norman Y. Mineta, former US Secretary of Transportation and US Secretary of Commerce; Mike Honda, former US Congressman; representatives from local Muslim, Native, Latinx, Jewish, and African American communities; and musicians, poets, and spoken word artists.

3:30 p.m.: Outdoor Rally

No RSVPs necessary; seating is first come, first served.

Presented in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center; Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District; Manzanar Committee; Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress; Progressive Asian Network for Action; Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden; and United Teachers Los Angeles. Supported by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Instructions to All Persons

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Join exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director, for an in-depth gallery tour.

Limited to 25 members; reservations are required. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:30 PM

Performance—Residence Elsewhere

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In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Moving Day

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March 23 – August 11, 2017
Daily from sunset to midnight

In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration.

On the evening of March 23, Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1—issued to residents of Bainbridge Island, WA, on March 24, 1942—will be projected onto the façade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’s first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II. Subsequent exclusion orders will be projected on the dates coinciding with their original issue dates. The installation will end on August 11, the date of Civilian Exclusion Order No. 108 for Tulare County, CA.

For a schedule of related programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

 

Little Tokyo Service Center is a community partner and supporter of Moving Day.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by JANM

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Tonight marks the beginning of Moving Day, on the eve of the original issue date for Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1 (issued on March 24, 1942, to residents of Bainbridge Island, WA). Before the projection begins, join us for the first in a special series of public programs. Featured speakers are JANM volunteers Tohru Isobe and June Berk, both camp survivors, who will discuss what it was like to be forcibly removed from their homes as children. Discussion will be moderated by Clement Hanami, exhibition curator and Vice President of Operations/Art Director. Video clips from a 2013 visit to Bainbridge Island will also be shown.

For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Instructions to All Persons Teacher Workshop

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THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Friday, March 31 • 4 p.m.–8 p.m.

Saturday, April 1 • 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

You and your colleagues are invited to participate in a JANM teacher workshop! The two-day workshop will bring scholars, experts, and first-person voices to Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Together we will gain a better understanding of how the current political climate impacts educators and students, and create lesson plans to facilitate self-guided student visits.

Stipends for classroom teachers ($250 per person, limited to 25 teachers) are available. Register now and help us spread the word!

This event has reached capacity, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please click on the link below and complete the form.

This workshop is made possible through the support of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Instructions to All Persons

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Join exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director, for an in-depth gallery tour.

Limited to 25 members; reservations are required. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:30 PM

Performance—Residence Elsewhere

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In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
12:30 PM

Performance—Residence Elsewhere

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In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by Visual Communications

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FREE

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.

Before tonight’s projections begin, join us for a special program presented by Visual Communications. Watch short video works from Digital Histories, a video production program created by Visual Communications that gives voice to ethnic-minority seniors from the Los Angeles, Asian Pacific American community. Seniors are particularly marginalized, and a major outcome of this project is the development of a unique voice from each program participant. This program has been compiled by program participant, and Little Tokyo resident Stephen Nagano and will include videos focused on the World War II incarceration.

For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:00 PM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Instructions to All Persons

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Join John Esaki, Director of JANM’s Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, for an in-depth gallery tour of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Limited to 25 members. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Members are encouraged to stay after the tour for the Moving Day program.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by JANM

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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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Reconstructing Memories: An Art Workshop with Mike Saijo

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In conjunction with Instructions to All Persons, exhibiting artist Mike Saijo will lead this daylong drop-in workshop exploring our connections to history and current events. Photographs of participants will be printed onto pages that they choose from local newspapers and then mounted on wood panels for them to take home.

Guests may come and go as they please, but limit is 16 at any given time. No reservations necessary; first 100 people, or while supplies last. Free with museum admission. Recommended for all ages. Activity takes about an hour.

Read our interview with Mike Saijo about his art on Discover Nikkei.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Instructions to All Persons

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Join exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director, for an in-depth gallery tour of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Limited to 25 members. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by LTHS

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FREE

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.

Before tonight’s projections begin, join us and our partner organization Little Tokyo Historical Society for a special public program with three former inmates of the Japanese American World War II camps—Bill Shishima (Heart Mountain), Yukio Kawaratani (Tule Lake), and George Nakano (Jerome, Tule Lake)—who will talk about their experiences in Little Tokyo before the war and how the camp experience changed their lives. Moderated by Instructions to All Persons curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director.

For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Moving Day program presented by GFBNEC

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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’s program will be presented by Go For Broke National Education Center and will focus on the roles of Japanese American women during WWII, especially those who served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).

For more information about Moving Day, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.

 

War Relocation Authority photo, taken at the Jerome concentration camp in Arkansas, June 18, 1944. Gift of Dr. Toshio Yatsuhiro and Lily Koyama.

 

War Relocation Authority photo, taken at the Jerome concentration camp in Arkansas, June 18, 1944. Gift of Dr. Toshio Yatsuhiro and Lily Koyama.

 

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