SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 12th, 2019 18th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner

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Go For Broke National Education Center Events

Date Event
Date Run: 7/19/19 - 10/13/19

Revolving Exhibit: Called to Serve: Japanese American Women in the US Military During WWII

Called to Serve tells the story of the courageous Japanese American women who served in the United States Military during World War II. As nurses, translators, medical technicians, clerks, and more, these women joined the military from concentration camps, Hawai'i, and throughout the United States to prove their loyalty to their nation. Learn their story and how it relates to issues faced by women in the military today.

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Date Run: 6/7/19 - 10/12/19

Revolving Exhibit: Fire For Effect: Journey of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion

"Fire For Effect: Journey of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion," will be on display from June 7-August 25, 2019 in the Defining Courage exhibition at Go For Broke National Education Center. The exhibit will chronicle the contributions of the Japanese American World War II unit that earned the reputation as one of the quickest and most effective artillery units in the European Theater.

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Saturday Oct. 12th, 2019

Evening of Aloha
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA

Save the date for GFBNEC's annual gala at the beautiful Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. This evening of entertainment, inspiration, and world-class food is not to be missed! More details will be available soon.

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To find out more about these events, call (310) 328-0907 or email us.

In California

Date Event
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 @ 1pm - 4pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Go For Broke National Education Center is collaborating with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for their free art-making Sunday Studio. For this Sunday Studio workshop, join artist Alan Nakagawa in creating an artwork inspired by MOCA's exhibition, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection and powerful stories of courage by Japanese American veterans during World War II, developed in collaboration with the Go For Broke National Education Center. Sunday Studio is MOCA’s free, drop-in event featuring art experiences for makers of all ages and experience levels. Programs include family-friendly tours, art-making explorations, music, and a space with activities designed just for toddlers.

For more information, go to moca.org/program/sunday-studio-alan-nakagawa.

Around the Nation

Date Event
June 1 - November 3

Courage and Compassion
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience will be on view at the Albuquerque Museum from June 1 through November 3. The exhibition chronicles the stories of Japanese Americans during and immediately after WWII, and highlights stories of bravery, integrity, and extraordinary support of Japanese Americans from the Chicago area. Through use of images, audio and interactive elements, Courage and Compassion provides a 360-degree perspective of the WWII experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry while exploring its relevance today.

Funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service, Courage and Compassion is made possible through a collaboration between Go For Broke National Education Center, New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League, and the Albuquerque Museum.

For more information on the Albuquerque Museum, go to cabq.gov/museum.

October 4 - November 25

Portraits of Courage
University of Denver Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Portraits of Courage: Photographs by Shane Sato is an exhibition featuring intimate color and black-and-white portraits of Japanese American veterans of World War II. The emotive images capture the essence and character of Nisei (second-generation) Japanese American soldiers, and reflect each veteran's story of commitment, duty and patriotism.

For more information on the Salt Lake City Main Library, go to https://library.du.edu/

December 20 - February 17

Portraits of Courage
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Portraits of Courage: Photographs by Shane Sato is an exhibition featuring intimate color and black-and-white portraits of Japanese American veterans of World War II. The emotive images capture the essence and character of Nisei (second-generation) Japanese American soldiers, and reflect each veteran's story of commitment, duty and patriotism.

For more information on the Salt Lake City Main Library, go to www.historycolorado.org/history-colorado-center


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