BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4803@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140927T000000Z DTEND:20140927T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Be a part of this dynamic meeting of creative minds to discuss how our past informs our present.&nbsp\; World renowned artist Kip Fulbeck will get us started with a morning keynote.&nbsp\; Respected elders will share a brief historical perspective. In the afternoon\, Kip and a panel o f nikkei arts &amp\; culture professionals who have joined us from Quebec\ , Ontario\, California\, and BC will present some of their thoughts and id eas for the future.&nbsp\; There will be plenty of time for lively discuss ion and active participation.\n \n Symposium runs from 9:30am &ndash\; 4pm . Light refreshments and buffet lunch will be served.&nbsp\; The day ends with hip hapa hooray! a celebration of Kip Fulbeck&rsquo\;s exhibition in the Nikkei National Museum and Hapapalooza Festival&rsquo\;s inaugural com munity awards. <a href="http://www.hapapalooza.com" target="_blank">www.ha papalooza.com</a> \n \n Admission is free but seating is limited so please rsvp to jcnm@nikkeiplace.org\n \n The Nikkei National Museum gratefully a cknowledges the financial assistance of the BC Arts Council\, Canada Counc il for the Arts &ndash\; Equity Office\, and the Vancouver Foundation.\n \ n PARTICIPANTS\n \n Kip Fulbeck&nbsp\; is a pioneering artist\, spoken wor d performer\, and filmmaker who has performed and exhibited in over twenty countries and throughout the U.S. He is the author of Part Asian\, 100% H apa\; and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits\, as well as the director of a doze n short films. Fulbeck teaches as a professor of Art at the University of California\, Santa Barbara.\n \n Bryce Kanbara is an artist\, curator\, wr iter\, and founder/first Administrator of Hamilton Artists Inc. He served as the Executive Director of the Toronto Chapter of the National Associati on of Japanese Canadians and was actively involved in the fight for Japane se Canadian redress in 1988.\n \n Kristen Lambertson is a curator and cult ural leader of part Nikkei ancestry.&nbsp\; Prior to joining the Powell St reet Festival as the General Manager and Programming Director in 2008\, sh e was an assistant curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery. She has experience working in non-profit galleries in BC and in Quebec.\n \n Kelty Miyoshi M cKinnon is a managing partner at PFS Studio\, a Canadian planning\, urban design and landscape architecture firm offering consulting services nation ally and internationally. She is an adjunct professor of landscape archite cture at the University of British Columbia.\n \n Junji Nishihata is speci alist in corporate communications and has lent his expertise to a variety of firms\, including The Japan Times\, Mitsubishi Motors\, Oriental Land C orp. (operators of Tokyo Disneyland) and most recently\, Solar Frontier\, a maker of solar panels. He is currently the President of the Japanese Can adian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM).\n \n Louise Noguchi is a profes sional artist and professor in the Art and Art History program\, a collabo rative joint program between Sheridan Institute and the University of Toro nto Mississauga where she teaches photography and performance-based art. L ouise Noguchi is represented by Birch Libralato Gallery in Toronto\, Canad a.\n \n Jeff Chiba Stearns is a multi award-winning animation and document ary filmmaker. Jeff founded Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. which specializes in the creation of animation and documentary films.&nbsp\; &ldquo\;What A re You Anyways?&rdquo\; explores multi-ethnic issues and One Big Hapa Fami ly (2010)\, is about children of mixed-Japanese descent and the high Japan ese-Canadian interracial marriage rate.\n \n Dr. Greg Kimura is the CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles\, California. He Is a yonsei who grew up in Alaska\, but has retained strong links to his cult ural background. He was previously the President/CEO of the Alaska Humanit ies Forum\, and has an extensive academic background with a Masters in Div inity from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from C ambridge University.\n \n <a href="http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/nikkei-sy mposium/" target="_blank">http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/nikkei-symposium/< /a> SUMMARY:what are we? symposium honouring nikkei identity URL:/en/events/2014/09/27/what-are-we-symposium-honouring-nikkei-identity/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR