Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage
On-line programming is being planned to actively memorialize the history of Japanese incarceration during World War II, a way to celebrate the history, diversity, strength, and vibrancy of the Nikkei community.
Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages (jampilgrimages.com) is going digital due to the cancellation of annual pilgrimages to sites of wartime Japanese American incarceration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPPORTUNITY FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS: Japanese Canadian artists are invited to contact Performing Arts Programmer Courtney Ozaki with ideas for live or pre-recorded performances, concerts, theatre, dance. Programming is open to include workshops, cooking classes, etc. Taiko groups are encouraged to apply. Ideas are to be submitted directly to Courtney Ozaki.
SCHEDULE: June 13 – August 16, 2020
- Week 1: Immigration
- Week 2: Anti-Asian Racism & Propaganda
- Week 3: 1941-1943 (camps, movement)
- Week 4: A Question of Loyalty
- Week 5: What is Citizenship?
- Week 6: Resettlement
- Week 7: Canadian, Latin American, Australian (Nikkei) Incarceration
- Week 8: End of War
- Week 9: Intergenerational Trauma, Reconciliatory History
Sunday: Elder Panels; “Mess Hall-iday” (family recipes, cooking videos, cooking “together” while apart)
Monday: Museum Mondays (Curator’s Corner, 50 Objects Showcase, Community Archive)
Tuesday: “Tend Your Garden Tuesdays” (agriculture and gardening); Youth Podcast
Wednesday: Educational Sessions, Conversations with Presenters, Community Conversations
Thursday: Genealogy Sessions, Historical Educational Sessions
Friday: Fine Arts Friday, Book Club
Saturday: Live Concerts/Performances
Floating: Educational Sessions, Tribal Histories, Site Tours & Updates, Film Festival, Youth Programming, Poetry Readings
Artists will be selected over all nine themes and honorariums will be awarded to all artists selected for programming
Questions and Submissions:
Performing Arts Programmer
NAJC Arts Culture Education Committee