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Wednesday, October 14

Hammer Readings Eric Bogosian: The Trail of the Armenian Genocide

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024


The previously secret story of the unlikely assassins who exacted retribution for the Armenian genocide is the focus of a new book by the actor, playwright, and writer Eric Bogosian as well as of this evening at the Hammer. Grippingly told and meticulously researched, Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide has consequences locally—Los Angeles is home to the largest Armenian population beyond Russia and Armenia. Bogosian’s play Talk Radio was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

A book signing with complimentary coffee and tea will follow the reading.

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Thursday, October 15

Global Wine Economy

RAND Corporation

1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, 0


RAND Economist Phillip Armour will discuss how climate change impacts grape production and the larger wine economy. The Taste!@RAND event will also be a wine and food tasting with cross-industry networking among our network of early to mid-career professionals. Purchase tickets at http://www.eventbee.com/v/tasteatrand or join RANDNext at www.rand.org/randnext.

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Children of the Camps

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049


In this poignant documentary, watch six Japanese American adults reflect on the traumatic effects of having been forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated as children during World War II. Following the screening, listen as filmmaker and psychotherapist Satsuki Ina, PhD, who was born in an incarceration camp in 1944, discusses the psychological trauma of immigrant detainees in America today with Ahilan Arulanantham, senior staff attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.

In the film, Dr. Ina leads the subjects through an intensive group therapy session over three days. As they share their family stories, they develop strategies to cope with their harrowing childhood experiences. The documentary also features archival photography and film footage.

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