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Events in June 2021

  • - If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate
    If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate

    Category: Affiliate Events If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate


    June 10, 2021

    Thursday, June 10, 2021 (6:00-7:30 PM)

    If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate

    Free and open to the public but registration is required.

    On Zoom, to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/EndAAPIHate

    The Museum of Riverside, Harada House Foundation, and Inlandia Institute are partnering to present a powerful and timely panel discussion about ending Asian American Pacific Islander hate and hate crimes entitled, “If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate.”

    Log in for a discussion about the long history of anti-Asian racial hatred, amplified since the start of the pandemic. Listen to an inspiring group of leaders and learn practical actions anyone can undertake to help end racial hatred and violence.

    An esteemed panel has been gathered to speak from their own perspectives:

    • David Inoue, CEO, Japanese American Citizens League
    • Linda Leu, IMPACT Bay area
    • Curtiss Takada Rooks, Assistant Professor in Asian and Asian American Studies, Loyola Marymount University
    • Mark Takano, U.S. House of Representatives, California District 41
    • Carolee Tran, Assistant Professor, UC-Davis, Department of Psychiatry

    The program will be introduced by Al Zelinka, City Manager of the City of Riverside, and moderated by Robyn G. Peterson, Museum Director, Museum of Riverside. An audience Q&A will follow.

  • - BLACKLANDIA: Artist Talk with Romaine Washington
    BLACKLANDIA: Artist Talk with Romaine Washington

    Category: Inlandia Events BLACKLANDIA: Artist Talk with Romaine Washington


    June 17, 2021

    Thursday, June 17, 2021 (7:00-8:30 PM)

    Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia Presents: Artist Talk with Romaine Washington

    Free and open to the public but registration is required.

    On Zoom, to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/BlacklandiaArtists

    Join Inlandia poet Romaine Washington in conversation with artist and educator Richard Allen May III and artist Charles Bibb and they seek to inform, encourage, and inspire other Black artists in the region. This Blacklandia event will highlight the careers of these successful Black male Inland Empire artists – and reach out to new and aspiring creatives. Audience participants will be invited to submit ekphrastic poems (poems written in response to a work of art) as inspired by two different works provided by the artists.

    Artist and educator, Richard Allen May III comes with a wealth of knowledge about the AfriCOBRA Movement, having written the forward to AfriCOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, published by Duke University, 2020. He is a staff writer at Artillery magazine and his work has been displayed in art galleries throughout the Inland Empire, as well as exhibits throughout the United States. May has taught courses in community colleges, universities, and prisons and will discuss his artwork in the context of community. https://richardmayart.com/

    Charles Bibbs is a renowned artist who has had his work exhibited throughout the states. His art has been featured in movies and shows and he has garnered numerous awards. Charles Bibbs is a gallery owner, publisher, mentor, entrepreneur, and a long-time resident of the Inland Empire. https://www.cbibbs.com/