Placemaking Roadshow

Providing creative and cultural opportunities for the diverse cities of Orange County. This traveling program is designed to inspire our neighbors with visual, performing, and literary arts at the intersection of technology, science, history, and health.

The 2019 Placemaking Roadshow will feature the following conversations and performances: Chapters, For The Love Of Food, The Sounds, The Stories, and Streets Of Orange County. Programs will be recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our Creative + Cultural Podcast. The tour is scheduled to visit Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, and venues in Costa Mesa and Orange.

 

This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edulibrary.ca.gov and calhum.org.

Anaheim – October 6

A special event featuring conversations and performances with Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, Patti Hirahara, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Shachi Mehra, Chef Daniella Malfitano, and Harlis Sweetwater. For more information about programs and guests please see details below.

Date And Time

Sun, October 6, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

 

Location

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
241 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

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Chapters

6:30 PM PDT

 

Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa is an Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research interests focus on issues of representation in film, mass media, art, performance, and cultural display. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective Ethnographic Terminalia. Her dissertation Visualizing Japanese-America: the Japanese American National Museum and the Construction of Identity examined the role of the Japanese American National Museum in the construction and dissemination of a Japanese-American identity.

 

Patti Hirahara is an advocate in preserving the Japanese American legacy in the United States. She spoke at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum about the Japanese American incarceration and her family’s 2,000+ photographs taken and processed in a secret underground darkroom in a Wyoming Japanese incarceration camp during WWII. She has helped create and research information on the Anaheim Japanese pioneers, before and after WWII, for the current Muzeo exhibition “I AM AN AMERICAN: Japanese Incarceration in a Time of Fear” and her family is highlighted in the exhibition.

 

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

 


 

For The Love Of Food

7:00 PM PDT

 

Chef Shachi Mehra blends Western and Indian cultures to create artful dishes that successfully marry tradition with modernity. An ardent supporter of local farmers and sustainable practices, she takes great care in sourcing her ingredients. Born in India, her early family experiences helped to develop and shape her love of food and appreciation for balance, in flavors and in life. She served as Sous Chef at the award-winning Bombay Club in Washington, D.C.; opening Sous Chef at Bocanova in Jack London Square in Oakland, CA; and Executive Sous Chef at Junnoon in Palo Alto, where Chef Shachi was named one of five ‘Rising Stars’ by Gentry Magazine.

 

Chef Daniella Malfitano is an integrative nutrition health coach, author of nine cookbooks, host of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, and creator of the new YouTube channel My Choice Kitchen. With over fifteen years experience in restaurants and culinary media, Chef Daniella is passionate about spreading joy by teaching kids and adults how to make healthy choices in the kitchen.

 


 

The Sounds, The Stories

7:30 PM PDT

 

Harlis Sweetwater is a national touring artist. His music appeared on Itunes Top 200 Best Selling Blues Albums with songs charting in the Top 200 Blues charts in the U.S., Sweden, Ireland and New Zealand. In 2018 his band was voted “Best Rock Band” in OC Weekly’s Readers Choice issue. Now moving into an exciting, new and fresh direction, Harlis crosses over, mixing multi genres like alternative rock, latin beats/vibes, soul and rock, all while keeping the gritty, soulful vocals and searing guitar playing he is known for.

 


 

Produced in partnership with Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Chef Daniella Malfitano and Brew Sessions Live. This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edulibrary.ca.gov and calhum.org.

Fullerton – October 24

A special event featuring conversations and performances with Dr. Kristine Dennehy, Dr, Ester E. Hernàndez, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Zach Geerson, Chef Daniella Malfitano, and Kira Lise. For more information about programs and guests please see details below.

Date And Time

Thu, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

 

Location

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

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Chapters

6:30 PM PDT

 

Dr. Kristine Dennehy is a history professor at California State University Fullerton, with a specialization in Japanese and Korean history. A Connecticut native, Dr. Dennehy majored in Japanese language at Georgetown University, completed her M.A. in Asian Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, and received her Ph.D. in history at UCLA (2002) with a dissertation entitled “Memories of Colonial Korea in Postwar Japan.” In 2008-09, Dr. Dennehy served Historical Adviser for an oral history project interviewing over 80 Japanese-American veterans who had served in the Military Intelligence Service during the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) as interpreters and translators.

 

Dr, Ester E. Hernàndez earned her Ph.D. in Social Science at UC Irvine and is a professor Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at CalStateLA. She has published on Salvadoran migration and remittances in social science journals such as the Journal of American Ethnic History and Economy & Society. Born in El Salvador, she serves on the board of directors of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and is the co-editor of the anthology U.S. Central Americans:  Reconstructing Memories, Struggles and Communities of Resistance (University of Arizona Press) about 1.5 and second generation Centroamericanas/os and U.S. Central Americans.

 

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

 


 

For The Love Of Food

7:00 PM PDT

 

Chef Zach Geerson is Executive Chef at Journeyman’s Food + Drink / Citizen Kitchen. Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Zach Geerson, Journeyman’s Food + Drink earned the title of “Best New Restaurant” by Orange Coast Magazine and “10 Best New Restaurants in the US” by Gayot in its first year open. A career as a chef was never Geerson’s original intention, but the process of creating masterful dishes overtook his senses and he let that guide him to New York’s Culinary Institute of America.

 

Chef Daniella Malfitano is an integrative nutrition health coach, author of nine cookbooks, host of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, and creator of the new YouTube channel My Choice Kitchen. With over fifteen years experience in restaurants and culinary media, Chef Daniella is passionate about spreading joy by teaching kids and adults how to make healthy choices in the kitchen.

 


 

The Sounds, The Stories

7:30 PM PDT

 

Kira Lise is an up and coming indie pop singer/songwriter based out of Orange County, whose music is inspired by strands of folk, jazz, and psychedelic rock. Her songwriting showcases the variety of different genres she listens to and mashes them together to create her own unique sound.

 


 

Produced in partnership with Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Chef Daniella Malfitano and Brew Sessions Live. This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edulibrary.ca.gov and calhum.org.

Santa Ana – November 7

A special event featuring conversations and performances with Luis Gómez, Jonelle Strickland, Manny Escamilla, Joel Robinson, and Hermano. For more information about programs and guests please see details below.

Date And Time

Thu, November 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

 

Location

The Frida Cinema
305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Chapters

6:30 PM PDT

 

Luis Gómez moved to the United States at the age of 14 from Veracruz, Mexico and currently works at the LGBT Center OC as the Immigration Resources Specialist. He joined the Center’s team in 2015 after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. A beneficiary of the California Dream Act and DACA, Luis provides immigration resources to local LGBTQ individuals and fosters increased awareness and understanding about the intersectionalities of the immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

 

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

 


 

Streets Of Orange County

7:00 PM PDT

 

Manny Escamilla grew up at the McFadden Public Library and Jerome Recreation Center in central Santa Ana. He began working for the Santa Ana Public Library in 2004 as part of the White House Award-winning TeenSpace program. In 2015 he was recognized by Library Journal for his work with the Teen Community Historian program to collect, preserve, and share local history. Manny served as a City representative on the Santa Ana Arts & Cultural Master Plan and is running for City Council Ward 4 in the 2019 Special Election.

 

Joel Robinson is a professional naturalist and director of the 13-year-old environmental education charity Naturalist For You. Robinson is a barefoot, bearded educator seeking to empower his community by offering free natural and cultural history activities throughout Southern California, including foraging, birding, tracking, survival skills, storytelling, living history reenactment, habitat restoration consulting, backyard biological surveys and more.

 


 

The Sounds, The Stories

7:30 PM PDT

 

Hermano. is a musical project consisting of Eduardo Ramirez, Daniel Lopez, Charlie Flores, and Noe Ramirez. The group pushes the standard rock musical boundaries a bit further to include elements of blues, jazz and rock n roll. The focus in the last few months has been on recording their upcoming EP and adding flavor and soul to their sets. hermano. is true to their as all members are related.

 


 

Produced in partnership with The Frida Cinema, Joel Robinson and Brew Sessions Live. This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edulibrary.ca.gov and calhum.org.

Orange – November 20

A special event featuring conversations and performances with Sam Mihara, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Craig Brady, Chef Daniella Malfitano, and Dylan Kanner. For more information about programs and guests please see details below.

Date And Time

Wed, November 20, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

 

Location

Coming Soon

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Chapters

6:30 PM PDT

 

Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) born and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the United States government forced Sam, age 9, and his family to move to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming camp. After the war ended, the family returned home to San Francisco. Sam attended UC Berkeley undergraduate and UCLA graduate schools, where he earned engineering degrees. He became a rocket scientist and joined the Boeing Company where he became an executive on space programs. Following retirement, Sam changed careers and is now a regular visiting lecturer at the University of California and is a national speaker on the topic of mass imprisonment in the U.S.

 

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

 


 

For The Love Of Food

7:00 PM PDT

 

Chef Craig Brady is Executive Chef at Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar in Old Towne Orange. He received his formal training in New York City’s French Culinary Institute. His first paid position out of culinary school was at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach and its flagship restaurant, The Loft. He went on to the Patina Group’s highly acclaimed French bistro, Leatherby’s, and noted Scott’s Seafood at South Coast Plaza. Chef Brady’s reputation led him to Boston to Verace Pizza Napoletana, or VPN, certified enoteca called Posto. This restaurant was praised as among the Best of Boston, and It was here as Chef de Cuisine that Chef Brady developed a love affair with Italian cuisine and philosophy that is still visible in his food to this day.

 

Chef Daniella Malfitano is an integrative nutrition health coach, author of nine cookbooks, host of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, and creator of the new YouTube channel My Choice Kitchen. With over fifteen years experience in restaurants and culinary media, Chef Daniella is passionate about spreading joy by teaching kids and adults how to make healthy choices in the kitchen.

 


 

The Sounds, The Stories

7:30 PM PDT

 

Dylan Kanner is a singer-songwriter and composer. He has written music for films and classical ensembles but he mostly enjoys to craft songs and focus on writing lyrics. His music draws influences from folk, jazz, and contemporary classical music.

 


 

Produced in partnership with Chef Daniella Malfitano and Brew Sessions Live. This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edulibrary.ca.gov and calhum.org.

Costa Mesa – December 10

A special event featuring conversations and performances with Mary Adams Urashima, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Noah Von Blom, and Chef Daniella Malfitano. For more information about programs and guests please see details below.

Date And Time

Tue, December 10, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

 

Location

Coming Soon

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Chapters

6:30 PM PDT

 

Mary Adams Urashima is a historian and author of Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach. She chairs the grassroots preservation effort to save the Furuta Gold Fish Farm and Wintersburg Japanese Mission property in Huntington Beach, known as Historic Wintersburg.  Mary identified and named the historic property, which was designated one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2014 and one of America’s National Treasures in 2015. Historic Wintersburg marks more than a century of Japanese American history and represents pioneer arrival and settlement in the American West, Orange County’s agricultural history, pioneer achievement, and the struggle for civil liberties. Mary is a former journalist and freelance writer, with thirty years in media, governmental and public affairs.

 

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

 


 

For The Love Of Food

7:00 PM PDT

 

Chef Noah von Blöm is best known for ARC, an American Roast House focused on presenting home made foods using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients and artisan-crafted products that deliver original flavors into every dish and cocktail. After opening ARC in 2013, he gained national attention as one of the “most important restaurants to open in America this decade,” according to renowned food journalist, Brad A. Johnson. Blom’s open kitchen demystifies the culinary process and serves to empowering the community with visible transparency and the use of quality, whole ingredients and tried techniques are presented in dishes that do not focus on one particular type of cuisine, but instead on simple, fresh and global flavors.

 

Chef Daniella Malfitano is an integrative nutrition health coach, author of nine cookbooks, host of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, and creator of the new YouTube channel My Choice Kitchen. With over fifteen years experience in restaurants and culinary media, Chef Daniella is passionate about spreading joy by teaching kids and adults how to make healthy choices in the kitchen.

 


 

The Sounds, The Stories

7:30 PM PDT

 

Jake Bernard is a Los Angeles musician. His beach-pop sound has been described as “intoxicating” by Huffington Post penman James Gadsden, as it meshes the more colorful sides of Jason Mraz and John Mayer. This, combined with the incredible impact living in Philadelphia had on him, led to his release of “City of Love” – a critically acclaimed anthem for, and love letter to, the community. On November 12, Jake debuted “this,” a moving first-dance ballad about two people who experience everything and grow old together – dedicated to his cousin Emma and her husband Daniel who were married the night before.

 


 

Produced in partnership with Chef Daniella Malfitano and Brew Sessions Live. This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edulibrary.ca.gov and calhum.org.

Chapters is a five-part Creative + Cultural Podcast series dedicated to stories surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of Japanese-Americans. The program also parallels a narrative thread through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

 

For The Love Of Food is a culinary focused conversation with local restauranteurs from Orange County hosted by Chef Daniella Malfitano, Author, Integrative Nutrition Coach and creator of the YouTube series My Choice Kitchen. This program is an in-depth conversation about history, inspiration, and community, and how these elements relate to cooking and serving hungry people in this busy industry.

 

The Sounds, The Stories is an eclectic music series featuring live performances and entertaining discussions with emerging and established artists. This program is filmed and edited into a short documentary compilation with the audio from each episode recorded and archived as a free educational podcast. Produced in collaboration with our partners at Brew Sessions Live.

 

Streets Of Orange County is an educational program sharing stories about local streets and places, identifying the plants and wildlife in our neighborhoods, and the trails through our parks and mountains. Journey with Joel Robinson and special guests on a series of engaging conversations about the natural and cultural history of Orange County.

 

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