Dodgers Manager Roberts to Speak at JANM

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Dave Roberts (right) and Scott Akasaki

Dave Roberts (right) and Scott Akasaki

Dave Roberts, the first ethnic minority manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will give a talk about his life and career at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m.

The discussion will be moderated by Scott Akasaki, the Dodgers’ director of team travel.

Roberts will discuss his history and future with the Dodgers; how his half-Japanese, half-African American background has informed his perspective; his current role as manager of a storied franchise; and opinions on his players, including Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.

Roberts will be available to sign items for attendees after the program (limit one item per person).

The event is presented as part of the museum’s Tateuchi Public Program series. The series, organized in partnership between the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum, develops presentations that explore the connections between Japan and the United States in the context of politics, art, music, and culture.

Admission is $9 for the public and free for JANM members. Seating is limited; RSVPs are required for members and pre-payment is required for non-members. Museum admission is included. JANM is located at 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo. For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

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