Programs & Events

In conjunction with Then They Came for Me, Alphawood Gallery offers a robust series of free public programming both on and off-site to encourage and expand conversations on related contemporary issues.

Public programs and events will address the impacts of Executive Order 9066 that are still felt throughout Japanese American communities and beyond, and provocatively explore vital questions about citizenship, immigration, racial discrimination, profiling, economic disparity, detainment, civil liberties, equality, activism and more. Scroll down for a calendar of events, or access our program archive by clicking the button below.

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november 2017

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01nov1:00 pmPublic Tour1:00 pm

01nov6:00 pmNeo-Futurists Present "The Infinite Wrench"Performance6:00 pm

02nov(nov 2)2:00 pm(nov 2)2:00 pmAram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library WorkshopTake Action Room2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

02nov(nov 2)6:30 pmPublic Tour6:30 pm

04nov(nov 4)1:00 pmPublic Tour1:00 pm

04nov(nov 4)2:00 pmPublic TourNew time added by popular demand2:00 pm

04nov(nov 4)3:00 pmSharing Stories, Yuki Llewellyn & Karen Su3:00 pm

05nov(nov 5)4:00 pmFirst Floor Theater Presents Dipika Guha’s "The Art of Gaman"4:00 pm

08nov(nov 8)1:00 pmPublic Tour1:00 pm

08nov(nov 8)6:00 pmMitigating Evidence: Shifting the Narrative About Criminalized YouthWorkshop6:00 pm

09nov(nov 9)2:00 pm(nov 9)2:00 pmAram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library WorkshopTake Action Room2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

09nov(nov 9)4:00 pm(nov 9)4:00 pmCommunity Activism Law Alliance (CALA): Immigration Law ClinicTake Action Room4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

09nov(nov 9)6:30 pmPublic Tour6:30 pm

11nov(nov 11)1:00 pmPublic Tour1:00 pm

11nov(nov 11)2:00 pmPublic TourNew time added by popular demand2:00 pm

11nov(nov 11)3:00 pmSharing Stories, Enoch Kanaya3:00 pm

12nov(nov 12)1:00 pmKaren Finley’s Welcome Home: Creative Resistance, Belonging and Safe Spaces1:00 pm

12nov(nov 12)2:00 pmASL Tour2:00 pm

15nov(nov 15)1:00 pmPublic Tour1:00 pm

16nov(nov 16)2:00 pm(nov 16)2:00 pmAram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library WorkshopTake Action Room2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

16nov(nov 16)6:30 pmPublic Tour6:30 pm

18nov(nov 18)11:30 amCLOSING WEEKEND PUBLIC TOURRegistration Required11:30 am

18nov(nov 18)1:00 pmHate Crimes: From Vincent Chin to the Present Panel Discussion1:00 pm

18nov(nov 18)3:00 pmSharing Stories, Chieko Kimura and Atsumi Ozawa3:00 pm

18nov(nov 18)4:00 pmCLOSING WEEKEND PUBLIC TOURRegistration Required4:00 pm

18nov(nov 18)6:00 pmTatsu Aoki’s MIYUMI Project Presents: And Then They Came for Us / Un-American CD Release Concert6:00 pm

19nov(nov 19)1:00 pmCLOSING WEEKEND PUBLIC TOURRegistration Required1:00 pm

19nov(nov 19)3:00 pmCLOSING WEEKEND PUBLIC TOURRegistration Required3:00 pm

19nov(nov 19)6:00 pmHo Etsu Taiko Concert and Closing Reception6:00 pm

Past Events

Weekly Tours

Join us for public tours of the exhibition.

1pm, Wednesdays

6:30pm, Thursdays

1pm, Saturdays

Now by popular demand:

2 pm, Saturdays

Closing weekend tours are sold outClick here for more information.


2nd Floor Theater

All day, on the hour

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US, 2017, Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, USA, 47 MIN.

This new documentary about the Japanese American incarceration demonstrates the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today. Knowing our history is the first step in making sure we do not repeat it. Interviews include actor George Takei (STAR TREK), who was incarcerated along with his family.

Sharing Stories

3pm, most Saturdays

Creating a space within the exhibition for dialogue and community, Sharing Stories features personal stories of Japanese Americans and others who have experienced incarceration or challenges to their civil liberties. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions, share their own experiences or just join the group to learn more.