Barbara Kawakami. (Photo courtesy of the Japanese American National Museum website).

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum will be virtually hosting its 30th Anniversary Film Festival, which will include a discussion and Q&A session on author and historian Barbara Kawakami. She devoted much of her life to discovering and sharing the stories of Issei women who worked on Hawai’i plantations, and created the 2010 JANM exhibition “Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai’i” with her donation of plantation-era clothing. This virtual event is free and open to everyone.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, July 29, 5-6:30 p.m. (PST). To view the festival, go online to and click on “Events.” Scroll down to and click on “JANM 30th Anniversary Digital Film Festival-Barbara Kawakami: A Textured Life.” Click “Watch.”


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