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Contested Histories: Finding Home-(Re)Building Community in the Second City
May 17 @ 10:45 am - May 19 @ 7:45 pm
As a part of the Japanese American National Museum’s (JANM) Contested Histories Exhibit, that will be at Midwest Buddhist Temple (5/17 – 5/19), there is a weekend full of programs called “Finding Home – (Re)Building Community in the Second City”.
The programming includes things like facilitated intergenerational dialogues, family genealogy (how to find important historic info about your family’s incarceration experience), a casual and fun open mic night and a stage-reading of “Garage Door Opener”, a play from LA-based Grateful Crane Ensemble (Soji Kashiwagi), followed by a discussion with Dr. Satsuki Ina about intergenerational trauma.
- All programs are FREE
- Attendees can come to as many or as few programs as they wish
- Everything takes place at MBT (435 W Menomonee Chicago 60614)
- Programs DO NOT require pre-registration, except:
- “Contested Histories” refers specifically to JANM’s traveling exhibit
- “Finding Home…” refers to the full weekend of programming
“Contested Histories” Exhibit Viewing
10:45am – 5:00pm
“Contested Histories” – Collection presentation by JANM Art Director, Clement Hanami
10:45am – 11:45am
“Sharing Stories: Intergenerational Conversations” – small group discussions to discuss the incarceration and its legacy. Planned by Anne Watanabe, JJ Ueunten, and Emily Harada.
See flyer for more details
Register for this program here
1:00pm – 4:00pm
“Activating Archives – Exploring Family History through Objects & Artifacts” – JANM Collections Manager Kristen Hayashi along with Eric Langowski and Josh Fidler tell family stories through archives, collections, and objects. Learn tips for discovering your own family history.
4:15pm – 6:15pm
“Open Mic Night” – Come support some of Chicago’s hidden talent as community members present their art. If you’d like to perform, please sign up here.
7:30pm – 9:30pm
“Garage Door Opener” – Stage reading of Soji Kashiwagi’s (director of Grateful Crane) “Japanese American dysfunctional family” comedy/drama.
4:15pm – 6:15pm
Intergenerational Trauma // Q&A – Following the play, Dr. Satsuki Ina and Soji Kashiwagi will discuss the play’s content, impact of incarceration on families, and Dr. Ina’s work on intergenerational trauma and healing.
6:15pm – 7:30pm