BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4159@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130407T000000Z DTEND:20130825T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The 2010 U.S. Census revealed that the number of people who con sider themselves as multiracial is increasing such that\, by the next cens us count\, a majority of the Japanese American community will become multi racial. Explore the diverse and complex history of the mixed-race and mixe d-roots Japanese American experience.\n\n<em>Visible &amp\; Invisible</em> \, curated by Cindy Nakashima\, Lily Anne Yumi Welty\, and Duncan Williams \, reveals the long &ldquo\;mixed&rdquo\; history in the Japanese American community. Starting with the earliest days of immigration\, over a centur y ago\, multiracial and multiethnic families and individuals dared to forg e unexpected communities and families\, against all odds. The pioneers of Japanese American history took risks and crossed oceans\, embraced new com munities\, and established roots in unfamiliar places. They created multir acial families and their children became the first Americans of Japanese a ncestry. In doing so\, they played a pivotal role in transforming the Unit ed States into a place where they&mdash\;and others like and unlike them&m dash\;can belong.\n\nThe exhibition also tackles the history of racial seg regation and anti-miscegenation laws that prohibited or even criminalized marriages between White and non-White peoples. Laws that prohibited interr acial marriage existed in many states as late as 1967\, when they were fin ally outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court case\,&nbsp\;<em>Loving v. Virgini a</em>. Today\, the Japanese American community continues to explore quest ions of belonging and identity as Hapa Japanese Americans expand notions o f family and community\, challenging us to imagine new possibilities for t he future.\n\nFor more details &amp\; related programs\, visit: <a href="h ttp://www.janm.org/visible-invisible" target="_blank">janm.org/visible-inv isible</a>\n<em></em>\n<em>Visible &amp\; Invisible</em>&nbsp\;is a collab oration between the USC Hapa Japan Database Project and JANM. The opening of the exhibition is preceded by the five-day Hapa Japan Festival\, April 2-6\, 2013&mdash\;a free festival featuring hapa musicians and artists\, a comedy night\, readings by award-winning authors\, film screenings of gre at documentaries\, and a two day academic conference at USC. SUMMARY:EXHIBITION: Visible &amp\; Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American Hist ory URL:/en/events/2013/04/07/exhibition-visible-amp-invisible-a-hapa-japane/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR