Smithsonian Affiliations, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and two Affiliates—the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA) and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle, WA,)—will present a discussion of examples of activism and finding joy after the destruction of trauma, resilience in response to oppression and ways this has been observed throughout history in Asian American communities.
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s Adriel Luis will present and moderate a lively discussion with our panelists, Emily Anderson, Ph.D., Curator, Japanese American National Museum, and Jessica Rubenacker, Exhibit Director, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Emily Anderson will speak about the important role that religious institutions and individuals played in providing a sense of security and stability for Japanese Americans during World War II. Jessica Rubenacker presents the Wing Luke Museum's recent examples of community healing through art with the Chinatown-International Love Letters campaign, mural project collaboration with artist Moses Sun and more, generally, the museum's reopening to the public.
Museum of the Rockies is a Smithsonian Affiliate so we are able to bring lectures like this to our valued members.