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December 2017

New Hope Project

High Tech High Chula Vista’s New Hope Project will be making NAM its temporary home starting December 12th. This oral history project seeks to celebrate America’s diversity and history by telling rich stories of the students lives, their parents, grandparents and relatives. The students will be sharing their stories via a customized story telling tree, symbolizing the roots of their stories building the foundation for their futures.

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December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
February 2018

Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds

Japanese Americans and the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds. An exhibit featuring a video installation of the powerful documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain.

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February 16 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

Opening Reception Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment

Join us for the opening reception of the powerful exhibit Japanese Americans & the Impact of Interment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds. This exhibit will feature a video installation of the documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain and works by Japanese American artists.

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February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 2018

NAM TALK 6: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Featured Speaker:  Linda Caballero Sotelo is the Executive Director of New Americans Museum [NAM] a visual arts and oral histories institution whose mission is to celebrate & educate about the contributions of all immigrants post WWII into the American narrative. Caballero Sotelo believes in the power of civic engagement and storytelling, as tools for participation and exposure to arts & culture as powerful catalysts and mediums for the integration, inclusion and celebration of multi-generational immigrant communities as part of the…

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April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
May 2018

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

This special traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution explores the heritage, experiences and diverse contributions of Indian Americans in the United States.

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May 2 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

Opening Reception Beyond Bollywood

Come to NAM for the opening reception of the Smithsonian exhibit Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.   Making its San Diego debut, this exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous contributions of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. Enjoy refreshments and live performances. RSVP required:  https://beyondbollywood.eventbrite.com  

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May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

NAM TALK 7: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Bhavna Mehta emigrated to the United States in 1989. She works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell visual stories that combine portraiture, botanical motifs, creatures and our modern surroundings. Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) in partnership with Art Produce and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015) with Oceanside Museum of Art. She…

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May 23 @ 6:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
June 2018

CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS IN SAN DIEGO – Friday, June 22nd

New Americans Museum will be in Balboa Park on Friday June 22nd to #celebrateimmigrants and we hope to see you there!

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June 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
BEA EVENSON FOUNTAIN, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Rolling it Forward: Community Painting Workshop

Rolling It Forward Come play an active role in the completion of the art installation. Painting used skateboards for a public art project that will be installed at Liberty Station in San Diego. Open to the public, all ages welcome! Suggested Donation: $5 Please RSVP @ https://rollingitforward.eventbrite.com Location: New Americans Museum- 2825 Dewey Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92106 on the second floor in the NAM Research and Learning Center For More Information on the Project Check out: insta@rollingitforward…

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June 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum RLC, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 203
San Diego, 92106 United States

Body Breath Mind Connection Yoga @NAM

“Recharge Your Mind: Live your life at 100%” We are all looking to succeed in life, but rarely do we look at how to increase our capacity. Neither at home nor in school have we learned how to deal with stress, manage our emotions, or tap into our full potential. During this mini-workshop, we will get a short glimpse of that potential: •Calm the mind with a 2-min breathing exercise •Enjoy an effortless guided meditation for deep rest •Explore the…

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June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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