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black and white image of Richard Aoki in a black beret and sunglasses

Aoki

Film Screening

2023-05-19 13:00:00 2023-05-19 15:00:00 America/New_York Aoki Southwest Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Friday, May 19
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-05-19 13:00:00 2023-05-19 15:00:00 America/New_York Aoki AOKI chronicles the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Southwest Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Southwest Neighborhood Library

Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

AOKI chronicles the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party.

Filmed over the last five years of Richard’s life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students.

Viewers will learn about Richard’s childhood in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp, growing up in West Oakland, and serving eight years in the U.S. military. The film explores previously unknown facts about the formation of the Black Panther Party such as how Richard became intimately involved in its founding and contributed the first two firearms to the Party.

Official Selection at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Asian/Pacific Islander Month |

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Southwest Neighborhood Library

southwestlibrary@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 724-4298

Hours
We're closed Monday May 29 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 29 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Tue, May 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Tue, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, May 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Thu, Jun 01, 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Fri, Jun 02, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sun, Jun 04, All day

Mon, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Jun 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jun 07, 6:00pm - 8:40pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Thu, Jun 08, 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Fri, Jun 09, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sat, Jun 10, 10:30am - 5:30pm

Sat, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Sat, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Sun, Jun 11, All day

Sun, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Wed, Jun 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Thu, Jun 15, All day

Thu, Jun 15, 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Fri, Jun 16, All day

Fri, Jun 16, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sat, Jun 17, All day

Sat, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sun, Jun 18, All day

Sun, Jun 18, All day

Tue, Jun 20, All day

Tue, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Wed, Jun 21, All day

Wed, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 8:10pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Thu, Jun 22, 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Thu, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Jun 23, 10:30am - 11:30am

Fri, Jun 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Fri, Jun 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sat, Jun 24, 10:30am - 5:30pm

Sat, Jun 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Sat, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Sun, Jun 25, All day

Sun, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mon, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference Room 1 (2-8 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Large Meeting Room (20-75 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jun 28, 6:00pm - 8:05pm
Meeting Room 1 (20-40 Person Capacity)

Thu, Jun 29, 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Thu, Jun 29, 4:30pm - 5:15pm