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Events in May 2024

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May 2, 2024(1 event)

7:00 pm: The Power of the Letter - Civilian Exclusion Order No. 83 and the Incarceration of Riversiders

May 2, 2024

First Thursdays Arts Walk – The Power of the Letter: Civilian Exclusion Order No. 83 and the Incarceration of Riversiders

7:00-8:00 PM; doors open at 6:30 PM

Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties

3855 Market Street

Riverside, CA 92501

Free and open to the public.

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, Inlandia Institute, the Museum of Riverside and the Harada House Foundation, the Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties, the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California, and Riverside Public Library will present a program about the concentration camps and incarceration of Japanese American citizens – including prominent Riversiders like the Harada family – on Thursday, May 2, at the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties. Please join us!

The CSJCL will be reopening its Miné Okubo exhibit on April 26, so plan on taking a tour of Okubo’s artwork while you’re there! The Miné Okubo’s Eyes: A Life in Colors re-installation is a celebration of the artist’s remarkable body of work, which spans seven decades. The exhibition brings forth a dazzling array of paintings and drawings that have never been on public view. Okubo was a trailblazing artist who dedicated her life to creativity, beauty, and imagery that was “rooted in a concern for the humanities.”

In addition to being an artist, Miné Okubo famously wrote a graphic autobiography depicting her time as a prisoner at one of the camps, Citizen 13660. Mine Okubo was born in Riverside in 1912 and graduated from Riverside City College in 1933. She received a degree in Fine Arts from UC Berkeley, where she later taught. In 1974, the Riverside Community College District selected Okubo as its Alumnus of the Year, and 30 years later Riverside City College named a street on campus in her honor.

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May 5, 2024(1 event)

1:30 pm: Conversations at the Culver: What is Anime, Anyway?

May 5, 2024

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Conversations at the Culver: What is Anime, Anyway?

with Sebraé Harris

1:30-3:00 PM; doors open at 1:00 PM


Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Free and open to the public.

What is anime, anyway? And by the way, what is manga? And why are all those people wearing costumes? Join us for a conversation with animator and mangaka, Sebraé Harris, and discover the fascinating, nuanced, and colorful world of these Japanese comic artforms.

Sebraé Harris – AKA “StarLite Crystal” –  is an African American artist, entrepreneur, and professional mangaka. He started drawing at the age of four, and began taking art seriously when he was eight. Sebraé is a graduate of Riverside City College with degrees in Fine & Applied Arts, Animation, and Business & Entrepreneurship. The Vermillion Speedateer is his first manga/comic series.

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May 16, 2024(1 event)

7:00 pm: Talking Ekphrasis with Jane Edberg, John Brantingham, and Stephanie Barbé Hammer

May 16, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Talking Ekphrasis: Jane Edberg and John Brantingham in Conversation with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

7:00-8:00 PM PT on ZOOM

Free, but registration is required:

Join Stephanie Barbé Hammer in conversation with artist Jane Edberg and poet John Brantingham as they discuss Jane and John’s poetry/etymprastic (art in response to poetry) book, My Dead, their upcoming Inlandia boot camp exploring ekphrasis (writing in response to art) from a design point-of-view, and their evolving understanding of what the forms can do. Register today!

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