The Japanese American National Museum invites you to celebrate the extraordinary life of Norman Y. Mineta, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, on Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT.
JANM valued Secretary Mineta for his leadership and the wealth of contributions he made to the advancement of equality, justice, and liberty for all. Join us as we honor his exceptional life and legacy and his deep and abiding commitment to our community and to building a just future for coming generations.
All are welcome to attend the Celebration of Life either in person or online. JANM will open at 12 p.m. PDT on that day and admission will be free.
Please note that seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.
Please RSVP online and arrive early to allow for parking and seating. Seating will be located in the Aratani Central Hall and begin at 9:45 a.m. Overflow seated viewing of the event livestream will be available in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.
The Celebration of Life will be emceed by David Ono, co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News. Programming includes reflections from U.S. Representative Mark Takano; Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, Akira Muto; L.A. County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis; JANM President and CEO, Ann Burroughs; Board Chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, Shirley Ann Higuchi; Hideki Hamamoto; Stuart Mineta; and interfaith and community leaders.
One-hour screenings of the documentary, Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story, will be screening in the Democracy Forum at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Seating will begin 15 minutes in advance of each showtime. The screenings are sponsored by the Mineta Legacy Project.
Nearby public parking is available at Japanese Village Plaza at 335 E. 2nd St., and at the Aiso Street Parking Garage at 101 N. Judge John Aiso St. Carpooling is strongly recommended.
For more information about Norm’s legacy and passing, please read our full statement.
For more information about the event, see our press release.
Photo Credit: Norman Y. Mineta during interview at Mineta Transportation Institute in San Jose, CA, March 2015. Courtesy Mineta Legacy Project.
In lieu of flowers, the Mineta family invites you to honor Norm’s memory with a contribution to the following organizations that held a special place in his heart.
Japanese American National Museum, promoting understanding and appreciation of America’s diversity through the Japanese American experience where he was the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Mineta Legacy Project, which produced the documentary film Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story and continues to use the film and curriculum to educate students about his life and contributions.
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, dedicated to preserving and educating about the WWII confinement site where he was Honorary Co-Chair of the Advisory Council.
Mineta Transportation Institute, whose mission is to increase mobility for all in the nation’s transportation system through safety, efficiency, convenience and accessibility, where he was founder.