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1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

February 2022

GMP Virtual Tour of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

xplore Common Ground: The Heart of Community, the Japanese American National Museum’s on-going core exhibition. This collections-based guided presentation will chronologically explore the Japanese American experience from the 1860s through the post-war era, with an emphasis on the WWII incarceration experience. Led by a JANM staff educator, history comes alive and participants are encouraged to build personal and human connections, think critically and engage in lifelong learning. The program will be followed by a powerful testimony and time for questions…

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5th Annual History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$9

CELEBRATE WISCONSIN HISTORY BY COMING TO JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE ON HISTORY ADVOCACY DAY IN WISCONSIN! Learn about Jewish history in Wisconsin including: – Jewish immigration to Wisconsin – How Jews earned a living once they arrived – Local connections to the Holocaust – Golda Meir’s life in Milwaukee And so much more! RECEIVE A FREE “HISTORY MATTERS” BUMPER STICKER EXCLUSIVELY FROM JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE ON HISTORY ADVOCACY DAY IN WISCONSIN!

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March 2022

GMP Virtual Tour of ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

Explore highlights of the spectacular new building of ANU – Museum of the Jewish People to learn about the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people. Join our tour guide in making stops on all three expansive floors, where the diversity of the Jewish world is revealed through extraordinary artifacts, state-of-the-art displays, immersive video and world-class art. Join us to explore one of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lace collars, a Sephardic megillat Esther from the 12th century, and a modern…

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From Citizens to Enemy Aliens: Japanese Americans and the History of Anti-Asian Xenophobia

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the U.S. Department of War justified its “military necessity” for forced removal of the entire Japanese American community from the U.S. West Coast. Join Michael Jin, Assistant Professor of History and Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, as he places the wartime mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in the longer history of pervasive anti-Asian xenophobia in the United States since the turn of the twentieth century.…

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April 2022

Book Talk – Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Join us for a conversation about the book Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will share her transformational journey into uncovering her family’s history and learning about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Higuchi will be joined by Ray Locker, editorial consultant for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, and former incarceree, Kathleen Saito Yuille. Books will also be available for…

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May 2022

Japanese American Activism, Civil Rights and Broader Immigration Issues

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Engaging with Japanese American incarceration as a historical occurrence is wrongly all too common. The misguided, unlawful actions of the Roosevelt Administration had devastating repercussions which continue to impact societal perceptions and sentiment. The impact is a smoldering fire that has been inflamed by recent events and unsettling parallels. In placing that dark period within the longer history of civil rights and civil liberties in the US, a greater understanding of where we are today, and the challenges we face…

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Intergenerational Trauma Stemming from Incarceration

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$5 – $10

Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), to learn about the legacies of the United States’ World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nagata investigates the incarceration experience and describes the ways in which this event continues to impact former incarcerees, their children, and grandchildren after the war ended. Hear stories about how the WWII Japanese American incarceration resulted in a range of multigenerational consequences for those who were imprisoned…

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