Every year we try to find a special landmark or location to kick off the Great Los Angeles Walk — and this year we're excited to gather in the courtyard in front of the Japanese American National Museum.
Located at 100 N Central Ave, the museum faces 1st Street (between Central and Alameda). From there, 1st Street passes through Little Tokyo, the Civic Center (including City Hall, the Los Angeles Times building and more) before it morphs into Beverly Blvd. just west of downtown.
There's plenty of spots to grab an early breakfast in the area before joining us, and the location is also next to a Metro Gold Line stop. Make sure to gather by 9 a.m. in the courtyard on Nov. 18. (There are no restroom facilities available, except perhaps at nearby businesses.)
Here's some back story on the museum:
The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.We'll see you on Saturday, November 18! Feel free to hit us up with questions, and don't forget to buy a shirt!
We share the story of Japanese Americans because we honor our nation’s diversity. We believe in the importance of remembering our history to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. We strive as a world-class museum to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.
We promote continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity in our country through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people. We believe that our work will transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.