Monday, April 07, 2008

Focus on Hapas: Two Upcoming California Events

This from our old pal and past contributor Alec MacDonald, who was active in organizations The Japanese American Citizens League and Hapa Issues Forum.

"Re-envisioning Community: Hapa Issues Forum, 1992-2007"
Sunday, April 13, from 2-4 p.m.
National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)
1684 Post Street in San Francisco's Japantown
Phone 415.921.5007
Website is

On display at NJAHS through August 31, "Re-envisioning Community" is an exhibition of HIF's fifteen year history through photographs and documents (part of this exhibition was unveiled at HIF's Last Hurrah 'retirement' event on the campus of UC Berkeley last September). The exhibition opening next Sunday afternoon will feature a light and informal panel discussion about the organization and its legacy by a few of its past members.

The Sunday opening coincides with the first weekend of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, which will run all day along Post Street and around Japantown, and will offer food, arts & crafts, music, cultural performances and more. For additional information about the festival, visit

Revelations & Resilience: Exploring the Realities of Hapa-ness
Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 2–4 PM
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street in Los Angeles, CA 90012

For those who happen to be in Southern California instead, the Japanese American
National Museum in Los Angeles will also be hosting a hapa roundtable event that same weekend (on Saturday). More information.

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