In Commemoration of Day of Remembrance

Original Art from the Graphic Novel 442
Japanese Americans from Incarceration to the Battlefields of Europe

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
This exhibition features the original illustrations by Rob Sato from the graphic novel, 442, which follows a young Japanese American soldier, serving in the U.S. Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team, to the front lines of World War II.

Shirley Muramoto & “Hidden Legacy”
Film Screening and Performance
Sunday, February 24, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shirley Muramoto, an accomplished koto master and the creative director of the documentary film “Hidden Legacy,” will perform with Brian Wong (shakuhachi) and dancer Bando Hiroshichiro (aka Nakamura Gankyo). The film, tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when the War Relocation Authority emphasized the importance of assimilation and Americanization.

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Resistance at Tule Lake
Film Screening
Sunday, March 10, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Resistance at Tule Lake” tells the long-suppressed story of incarcerated Japanese Americans who defied the government by refusing to swear unconditional loyalty to the U.S. Though this was an act of protest and family survival, they were branded as “disloyals” by the government and packed into the newly designated Tule Lake Segregation Center. Co-sponsored by Oakland Public Library.

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Story Circle with Bonnie Kwong

Story Circle with Bonnie Kwong

What makes Oakland home? Whose voices are heard? Come and share your story if you are a current or former Oakland resident, worker, or community activist of any background! Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of the interior and exterior of their homes and personal items as props or to add to the set, such as a stool, dishes, a lamp, an umbrella, or even a pet!

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CHOPIN & CHINA Concert with Pianist Eileen Huang

March 17, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Pianist Eileen Huang (黄爱莲), is the founder and director of International Chamber Music Camp and Festival (ICMC) in Positano, Italy, Shanghai and France since 1998.

Eileen was born in Chongqing, China, and began her piano studies at age 6. At the age of eleven, she won the National Young Musicians Performance Competition and was admitted to the Central Conservatory in Beijing from where she graduated in 1966. Like many other Chinese musicians, her career was put on hold for 7 years during the Cultural Revolution.

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Exhibition Opening of “Immigration Emergency: In Defense & Defiance”

The posters in this exhibit feature a diverse cohort of artists ranging from seasoned veterans of political art including Kathy Aoki, Nancy Hom, Juan Fuentes, and Jos Sances, to newcomers cutting their teeth on their first political works. Photographers David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez lend an air of immediacy through their photography of struggles for justice on immigration issues.

Co-presented by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and San Francisco Poster Syndicate.

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