JACCC has had the opportunity to partner with educators from around Southern California for much of our programs. As part of our continuing partnership with our community stakeholders and educators, JACCC is pleased to share past program materials.
Allegiance Student Guide
Inspired by true events, the Broadway musical Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves.
The Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance was a special engagement and co-production of East West Players and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA.
Tales of Clamor
“Tales of Clamor” is a seven-person play centering around two artists debating cultural versus institutionalized silence. Utilizing ensemble storytelling, circus arts and archival footage from the 1981 CWRIC hearings – nearly 40 years after WWII mass incarceration of Japanese Americans. What does it mean to show up for each other, speak out and generate the collective clamor necessary for social change?
TALES OF CLAMOR is supported in part by a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and the Aratani Foundation and made possible with support from Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR), Kinetic Theory Circus Arts, and Visual Communications. Significant in-kind support is provided by American Airlines, Ushio America, Inc., Hoshizaki, and Bose Professional.