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April 2019

Centering the Masses: Out of the Shadows Opening Reception

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Curated from Visual Communications’ Photographic Archives, the exhibit celebrates VC’s use of media arts to engage with Angelenos living in and around Little Tokyo, as well as area visitors. Faces from VC’s first five decades are brought to light, as they create film, music, dance,…

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Centering the Masses: Out of the Shadows – Curator’s Talk with Yuri Shimoda

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Curated from Visual Communications’ Photographic Archives, the exhibit celebrates VC’s use of media arts to engage with Angelenos living in and around Little Tokyo, as well as area visitors. Faces from VC’s first five decades are brought to light, as they create film, music, dance,…

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Centering the Masses: Bull and Puppy 1 – “Shifting Grounds”

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Edo artist Nagasawa Rosetsu painted the image of a small fluffy puppy resting on a gigantic bull, proving that two seemingly incongruous figures can co-exist in harmony. In the same way, these Tuesday book events will facilitate conversations between published writers who normally don’t sit…

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Centering the Masses: Lucha La Mic 1

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Visual Communications will partner with the APA-centric Potluck Podcast Collective to present a series of live podcasts featuring special guests in deep conversation around important issues of Little Tokyo and other communities. Imagined as a wrestling-styled “Square Circle” and slated for select Wednesdays, LUCHA LA…

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Centering the Masses: My Favorite Things 1 – Drop Squad

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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On select Thursdays (and occasional Tuesdays), various friends of Visual Communications — individuals, filmmakers, activists, and stakeholders from Little Tokyo and various endangered communities — will screen feature-length films that have moved and influenced them, sparked their creativity, or prompted them into action. By looking…

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Centering the Masses: Little Tokyo Adjacent 1 – The Sound of Pleasure, Passport to my Heart & Distant Water

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Visual Communications will highlight its award-winning filmography of documentary, experimental, animated, and narrative films examining the relationship between APA peoples and communities. Looking at other communities of color adjacent to Little Tokyo, we will assemble a two-part program that celebrates all the aspects that make…

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Centering the Masses: Building History 3.0 Project Workshop

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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An interactive exploration of the Japanese American incarceration camps in Minecraft Sunday, April 14 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM A UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary event UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications and Visual Communications present the Building History 3.0 Project, an interactive web…

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Centering the Masses: Monday Night VC 1 – Renee Tajima-Peña

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join us for a provocative series of Monday sessions with filmmakers and artists as we gather to discuss what drives these individuals, something about their backgrounds and what has gotten them to their current place. We will review clips and memories with them as Walt…

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Centering the Masses: Monday Night VC 2 – Tadashi Nakamura

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join us for a provocative series of Monday sessions with filmmakers and artists as we gather to discuss what drives these individuals, something about their backgrounds and what has gotten them to their current place. We will review clips and memories with them as Walt…

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Centering the Masses: Bull and Puppy 2 – “What’s There to Eat?”

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
341 FSN, 341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Free

Edo artist Nagasawa Rosetsu painted the image of a small fluffy puppy resting on a gigantic bull, proving that two seemingly incongruous figures can co-exist in harmony. In the same way, these Tuesday book events will facilitate conversations between published writers who normally don’t sit…

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