Target FREE Family Saturday: Picture This!

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Community Event

May 201311
11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

Celebrate the openings of American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal and Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter at this very fun and educational Target Day!

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Create a self-portrait that’s totally you!
  • Have your portrait taken and make a customized picture frame for it!
  • Mark your spot in history on our community timeline! In collaboration with JACL-PSW.
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Make a Mother’s Day card!
  • Wall of thanks - All veterans are invited to have their photograph taken to be displayed so we can give a big JANM Family Day thanks!

SCHEDULE:
11AM: Doors open

11AM-2PM: Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make a self-portrait fruit face!

12PM-2PM: Drop by and meet a member of the 442nd, 100th, or M.I.S.! They will be signing baseball-style cards of themselves for you to take home!

12PM-3PM: Let the Cartoon Slinger draw a fun caricature portrait of you! For children only, line ends at 2:30PM. 
1PM-4PM: Learn more about the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team and support our troops with author Stacey Hayashi! Stacey is the author of the comic bookJourney of Heroes: The Story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Activities will include:

  • Write letters to soldiers stationed abroad and let them know how thankful you are for their service!
  • Journey of Heroes coloring activity
  • Take your photo with characters from Journey of Heroes!

1:30PM-3PM: Say thank you to Japanese American Korean War and Japanese American Vietnam War Veterans in person!

2PM: Author Ken Mochizuki will read his book Heroes. More about Heroes: Set during the '60s with the Vietnam war going on and World War II popular in the media, Japanese American Donnie Okada always has to be the "bad guy" when he and his friends play war because he looks like the enemy portrayed in the media. When he finally has had enough, Donnie enlists the aid of his 442nd veteran father and Korean War veteran uncle to prove to his friends and schoolmates that those of Asian descent did serve in the U.S. military.

2:30PM: Take a tour of Portraiture Now with Smithsonian exhibition curators Rebecca Kasemeyer and David Ward.

4PM: Doors close

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Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

 

JANM . Last modified Apr 16 2013 5:04 p.m.


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