In honor of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of
1988, join us for an afternoon of reunion, reconnection, and reaffirmation of
our commitment to democracy and justice.
JANM President and CEO Ann Burroughs, GFBNEC President and CEO Dr. Mitchell T. Maki,
and a special guest speaker will remind us that the fight for civil rights is most successful when
done in solidarity across generations and regardless of race, class, gender, or any other single
factor of identity.
On this afternoon, the museum will be taking group photos of all those involved in the redress
movement of the 1980s as well as those who would like to reaffirm their commitment to
democracy today. Following the photos, light refreshments will be served and guests will be
invited to pledge their personal commitment to civil liberties by signing our Commitment Banner.
Admission to JANM is Pay What You Wish on this day. RSVPs are strongly recommended using
Please note that priority seating will be assigned to those who have made reservations in
advance. RSVPs will be released 15 minutes before opening, seating thereafter will be first come
Presented in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center, JACL: Downtown LA
Chapter, JACL National, JACL: Pacific Southwest District, Kizuna, Little Tokyo Historical Society,
Little Tokyo Community Council, Little Tokyo Service Center, National Veterans Network, UCLA
Asian American Studies Center, and Visual Communications.
In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall
In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community