Thanks to all who came to hear us speak in 2018. The schedule for the first half of 2019 is shaping up as an even busier one, with events for JOHN OKADA, CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION, and a look back at the first Day of Remembrance. For updates on this calendar, please always check the Upcoming Events page on the main menu.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Tues., Jan. 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, Latino/Hispanic Rooms A & B
JOHN OKADA book talk and signing with co-editor Frank Abe. RSVP via the Facebook Event.
PALO ALTO, CA
Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Palo Alto Rinconada Library
1213 Newell Road
JOHN OKADA co-editors Frank Abe and Greg Robinson will present on the life of the author and the process of unearthing his lost stories. Free admission. RSVP on their Event page.
Southern California book launch for JOHN OKADA with co-editors Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and special guests, at an event moderated by Densho’s Brian Niiya. Admission free but RSVP at their Event page.
Frank Abe will speak with students of Prof. Kelly Fong’s AAS 103 Social Science Research Methods class on the research behind the book, JOHN OKADA, and his film, CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION.
NEW YORK, NY
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
JAJA – Japanese Americans and Japanese in America
12 W. 18th St, Apt #3E
JOHN OKADA co-editor Frank Abe with speak with the informal potluck gathering of people of Japanese ancestry living in NY.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
University of Connecticut Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
2019 “Day of Remembrance” panel with JOHN OKADA co-editors Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung. Details to come.
NEW YORK, NY
Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Japanese American United Church
255 7th Avenue
“Day of Remembrance” co-founder Frank Abe will speak at the 2019 New York Day of Remembrance.
Frank Abe will present the college’s annual Asian Heritage Lecture, a campuswide event for students and faculty and open to the public.
Frank Abe will join Art Hansen in presenting Nisei Naysayer: The Memoir of Militant Japanese American Journalist Jimmie Omura, in the area of Omura’s birth on Bainbridge Island. Hansen edited Omura’s wartime diary. Abe documented Omura in the film, Conscience and the Constitution, and provided the afterword to this new volume.
Thurs-Fri, April 25-26, 2019
Association for Asian American Studies annual conference
1) Frank Abe will speak on a panel chaired by Greg Robinson on “‘Rabbit in the Moon’ and ‘Conscience and the Constitution’: Looking Backward and Forward”, Thursday, April 25, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
2) JOHN OKADA co-editors Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung will reunite for a book signing sponsored by the University of Washington Press, Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
3) OKADA co-editor Floyd Cheung will chair a panel on “John Okada’s Unknown Works: Reassessing the (Un)governability of Japanese Americans in Mid-century America., Friday, April 26, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
University of Washington Libraries “Libraries Unbound” fundraising dinner
Husky Union Building Ballrooms
JOHN OKADA co-editor Frank Abe will serve as a “table author” for the Friends of the University of Washington Libraries 14th annual fundraising dinner, “Libraries Unbound.” John’s sister Connie was the longtime art librarian for the UW Libraries, and our book is indebted to the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries for the microfilms and bound volumes where we rediscovered all of Okada’s unknown works.
Thurs-Sat., July 25-27, 2019
2019 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage
There is a proposal in the works for a panel on the resistance of the Fair Play Committee to be held at this year’s pilgrimage. More to come.
And that’s just the first half of the year. Thanks for following this blog and hope to see you out on the road.