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MariNaomi's Events and Exhibitions

Current and Upcoming Events

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October 14 to 28, 2018
Reception on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 5 pm to 10 pm
JAWS Presents: SEEDS OF OUR GRANDMOTHERS' DREAMS
Japanese American Women Speak is an international network of Nikkei feminist artists dedicated to social change. JAWS centers the experience of Japanese American women, trans, and gender nonconforming artists while embracing the whole of our global Nikkei family.

JAWS believes that through the creation of conscious community, personal and collaborative artistic expressions, and creative interventions in the cultural narrative, we can heal our community. JAWS uses storytelling and visual art, as acts of resistance, to educate and activate.

JAWS commits to radical acts of self-love made visible for the public to dream a new society.

Exhibition: 
“Seeds of Our Grandmothers’ Dreams” re-imagines a world blossoming with the unbroken yume our Nikkei elders carried across the Pacific: before they were forced into American concentration camps.

On October 14 - 28, Japanese American Women Speak (JAWS) will exhibit their art and invite community to decolonize their dreams through a series of storytelling workshops. “Seeds of Our Grandmothers’ Dreams” activates the thriving future of Little Tokyo—an international community rooted over generations—through a galaxy of intergenerational artists dreaming above ground.

Featured artists:
Renee Tajima-PeñaMitsuko BrooksYuki Eto, traci akemi kato-kiriyamaTani IkedaSonomi Kobayashi, kyoko nakamaruRey Fukuda, Danielle Oda, Yuko ShimizuYumi SakugawaDiana TsuchidaMariNaomi, Hannah Watanabe-Rocco, Kellee MatsushitaTaryn Akemi LookKeiko AgenaKyoko TakenakaRosie Yasukochi and Sharon Yamato.

341 FSN, 341 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA

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Saturday, October 27, 2018, 4 pm
JAWS Presents: A conversation with cartoonists Yumi Sakugawa and MariNaomi, and actor/author Keiko Agena, moderated by filmmaker Tani Ikeda
341 FSN, 341 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Santa Monica, CA

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Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, 2018
Comic Arts LA (CALA)
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Los Angeles, CA

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Saturday, February 9, 2019
CSLA panels
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Los Angeles, CA

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May 1, 2019
Book birthday for Gravity's Pull (paperback), book 2 in the Life on Earth trilogy

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May 1, 2020
Book birthday for book 3 (paperback) in the Life on Earth trilogy (title TK)

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Past Exhibitions and Events

2018
2017

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
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2009
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2002

Watch videos of MariNaomi's readings here.

© 2018 MariNaomi

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