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Nikkeijin Illinois

Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St.

Urbana, Illinois 61801


(217) 333-2360


Category

Exhibits

Hours

February 25, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 4, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 11, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 18, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 25, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 1, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 8, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 15, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 22, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 29, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 6, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 13, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 20, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 27, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 3, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 10, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 17, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 24, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 1, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 8, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 15, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 22, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 29, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 5, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 12, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 19, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 26, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 2, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 9, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 16, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 23, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 30, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 7, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 14, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 21, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 28, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 4, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 11, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 18, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 25, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

December 2, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

December 9, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

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In Nikkeijin Illinois, multifaceted stories of Japanese immigrants and their descendants are offered through the lens of former and current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Illinois. These dynamic histories provide meaning towards why understanding the past is important to the present.

One thread of the exhibition connects histories of exclusion and anti-Asian hate to current reports of violence and hate crimes inflicted upon Asian and Asian-Americans that upset our contemporary news headlines. Another platform will serve to amplify Japanese American voices of today. By highlighting Japanese Americans at Illinois, we center histories of struggle and perseverance for Nikkeijin–those of Japanese American heritage–on campus and in our community, creating new resonance within spaces we may frequent today.

The exhibit also provides a concise overview of the greater Japanese American experience.

  • the pre-war years;
  • anti-Japanese propaganda, Pearl Harbor and U.S. Entry into World War II;
  • the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during war;
  • those who volunteered for U.S. service and others segregated as disloyal;
  • relocation and migration across the country during and after the war; and
  • the groundbreaking work towards redress and reparations.

 

Category

Exhibits

Hours

February 25, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 4, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 11, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 18, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 25, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 1, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 8, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 15, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 22, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 29, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 6, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 13, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 20, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 27, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 3, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 10, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 17, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 24, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 1, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 8, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 15, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 22, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 29, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 5, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 12, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 19, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

August 26, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 2, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 9, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 16, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 23, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

September 30, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 7, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 14, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 21, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

October 28, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 4, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 11, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 18, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

November 25, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

December 2, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

December 9, 2023

10:00am - 4:00pm

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