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Exiled to Motown: The History of Detroit’s Japanese American Community

May 4, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Exiled to Motown at the Ann Arbor District Library

Join the Ann Arbor District Library for an interview with Dr. Mika Kennedy and Celeste Shimoura Goedert, co-curators of the exhibit “Exiled to Motown: Japanese Americans in Detroit,” for a vibrant discussion on the origins of the exhibit, the history of the Japanese American community in Metro Detroit, and the connections we can make today within our current socio-political climate.

This discussion is hosted by One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota, of Detroit Public Television.


About this event:

This event is in partnership with AAPI performance collaborative IS/LAND, Detroit Public Television, and Rising Voices. Exiled to Motown returns to the Ann Arbor District Library in digital form on our Lobby Gallery Screen, on display from May 1st-31st.

The Library intends to provide a live stream of this event pending the presenter’s permission. Please check back closer to the event for additional updates.


May 4, 2023
6:30 pm
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Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Ann Arbor District Library
Detroit Public Television
IS/LAND Performance Collaborative