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Discussion of ‘Cultural Sustainability from the Inside Out’ at JACCC

“Cultural Sustainability from the Inside Out: An Arts Roundtable” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo.

Nobuko Miyamoto

How do artists find balance between growing and sustaining the work within their communities of practice with the desire to share and “teach” a wider public? Join a dynamic conversation on cultural sustainability with Los Angeles-based artists and cultural leaders, including Lucumí priest and folklorist Ysamur M. Flores-Peña; performer Nobuko Miyamoto of Great Leap, Inc.; president of the Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United, Inc., Cheryl Noralez; and House and Ball practitioner Sean Milan of Reach LA.

This event is part of 2018-2019 TARS (Traditional Arts Roundtable Series) season “Ritual + Improvisation in Los Angeles.” RSVP to

TARS is a project of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. This program is a co-production of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the JACCC. Partial funding for this program was provided by the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

The TARS series in Los Angeles is generously supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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