JANM to Host Virtual Letter-Writing Event in Support of Black Lives Matter

Online Tea and Letter Writing: Letters for Black Lives

Wednesday, June 8 from 9:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. EDT

Live via Zoom

Admission: Free

The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, is hosting an online tea and letter-writing event.

During this national uprising for Black liberation, JANM recognizes that part of the struggle happens within our own families or homes. Inspired by the Letters for Black Lives campaign, this event allows us to reflect on the anti-Blackness in ourselves, our families, and our communities. Participants will write letters to begin the difficult conversation with loved ones about why we must say Black Lives Matter.

Gather in the comfort of your own home to share tea and conversation and write letters.Former Little Tokyo +LAB Artist-in-Residence at JANM, traci kato-kiriyama, will provide plenty of prompts. There will also be a guest speaker from Letters for Black Lives.

Make yourself a warm (or iced!) cup of tea, get comfortable, and join JANM online! All ages are welcome to participate.

This program is FREE, but you must RSVP. Click here to register. JANM will email links and instructions to join the conversation on Zoom. If you have any additional questions or specific access concerns, please contact publicprograms@janm.org.

This program was launched through the +LAB Artist Residency program presented by the Little Tokyo Service Center in partnership with JANM and continues now in partnership with Tuesday Night Project’s TNTalks initiative.

About the Japanese American National Museum

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. JANM believes in the importance of remembering our history to guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. As a world-class museum, JANM strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.

To learn more about JANM, to become a member, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit their website.