FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 6, 2022

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Joseph Duong - jduong@janm.org - 213-830-5690

THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO RECOGNIZE “30 CHANGEMAKERS UNDER 30” FOR ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY


LOS ANGELES - The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is seeking nominations for thirty young people under age 30, in their community or professional life to improve, advocate, or educate about the Japanese American experience.

These “30 Changemakers Under 30” will be recognized at JANM’s 30th Anniversary benefit on April 30, 2022.

The “changemakers” will exemplify JANM’s mission and are making extraordinary contributions in the arts, business, culture, education, politics, sports, technology, and more. The nomination process is open to the public, and the deadline to submit names is January 31, 2022.

“During this 30th anniversary year, the Museum will honor its past and current leaders, and it will also look to the future by celebrating the next generation of trailblazers,” said Ann Burroughs, President and CEO of JANM. “We hope that our 30 Under 30 Changemakers will lead the way to inspire others with their achievements.”  

Guidelines for “30 Changemakers Under 30” nominations include: 

  • Can be self-nominated.
  • Nominee works in their community or professional life to improve, advocate, or educate about the Japanese American experience.
  • The nominee must be under 29 years of age or younger by December 31, 2022.
  • Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. (PST) on January 31, 2022.
  • Selected nominees will be evaluated through a qualitative process by the selection committee based on the nominator’s responses and basic vetting procedures.
  • Nominees must accept their nomination and provide a sample of work, publication(s) that feature achievements, CV, or references to move forward in the selection process.

For more information and all guidelines, please see janm.org/30th-benefit or email 30changemakers@janm.org

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Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. For more information, visit janm.org or follow us on social media @jamuseum.