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2024 RFC Symposium & Historic Tours: Beauty Beyond the Barbwire


Beauty Beyond the Barbwire explores the work of select Japanese American Artists incarcerated by the US government during WWII (1942-1945) and their descendants. On Saturday, June 22, the Raymond Farm Center will host a series of short presentations by authors, artists, and scholars on those affected by incarceration and then went on to make significant contributions to American art and design in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Following the presentations will be a panel discussion about the experience of that time, the forbearance of these remarkable people, and a reflection on the ongoing struggle for social justice, civil rights, and the fight against racial discrimination, and violence towards the Asian community in contemporary America.

June 22 symposium registration includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a reception.

Add On: Dinner at the Raymond Farm on June 22 at 7 p m

Enjoy a buffet style farm to table dinner with the speakers after the symposium

Add On: Historic Tours

Learn more about the Raymond Farm and the Nakashima Woodworkers Studio on a joint tour starting at 10 am on Sunday, June 23. Lunch will be included.

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Event Date
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Event time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost / donation
$100 +