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Night at the Museum – Janice Munemitsu

Friday, 01/26/2024
Janice Munemitsu

The Tustin Area Historical Society features local author Janice Munemitsu on Friday night, January 26th from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Tustin Area Museum. She will be speaking about growing up in Orange County as well as her book, “The Kindness of Color,” the true story of two immigrant families who came to Southern California for better lives, only to face their own separate battles against racism in the midst of World War II. 

One family came by land from Mexico and the other by sea from Japan.  Little did they expect their paths would meet and lead to justice and desegregation for all the school children in Mendez, et. al. v. Westminster (1947) – seven years before Brown v. Board of Education (1954).

Janice is a third-generation Japanese American Sansei. A native of Orange County, she worked on the family farm from age five through high school.  She is a graduate of USC and Biola University. She has worked for several large corporations, and most recently, served in leadership roles for several church and other non-profit organizations.

January’s Night at the Museum starts at 7:00 pm at the Museum, 395 El Camino Real. Tickets for the event are $20 each ($15 for current members) and must be purchased in advance. (Click the BOOK ONLINE link to buy tickets online.) Our Night’s usually sell out, so early purchase is recommended. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Janice will be available to sign books previously purchased on Amazon.com or books will be sold that night for $15 cash or Venmo.

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  • Organizer Name: Tustin Area Historical Society
  • Phone: (714) 731-5701
  • Email: tustinmuseum@att.net
  • Website: www.TustinHistory.com
  • Type: Tustin Events
  • Time: 01/26/2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Venue:395 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Duration:90 Minutes (approximately)

The Tustin Area Historical Society features local author Janice Munemitsu on Friday night, January 26th from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Tustin Area Museum. She will be speaking about growing up in Orange County as well as her book, “The Kindness of Color,” the true story of two immigrant families who came to Southern California for better lives, only to face their own separate battles against racism in the midst of World War II. 

One family came by land from Mexico and the other by sea from Japan.  Little did they expect their paths would meet and lead to justice and desegregation for all the school children in Mendez, et. al. v. Westminster (1947) – seven years before Brown v. Board of Education (1954).

Janice is a third-generation Japanese American Sansei. A native of Orange County, she worked on the family farm from age five through high school.  She is a graduate of USC and Biola University. She has worked for several large corporations, and most recently, served in leadership roles for several church and other non-profit organizations.

January’s Night at the Museum starts at 7:00 pm at the Museum, 395 El Camino Real. Tickets for the event are $20 each ($15 for current members) and must be purchased in advance. (Click the BOOK ONLINE link to buy tickets online.) Our Night’s usually sell out, so early purchase is recommended. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Janice will be available to sign books previously purchased on Amazon.com or books will be sold that night for $15 cash or Venmo.

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