Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties, Riverside

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The Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties is located in a historical building in downtown Riverside, California, that was renovated and restored by the Riverside Community College District. The building is home to the collected artwork and archives of Japanese American artist Miné Okubo, the author of Citizen 13660.

Our mission is to preserve, exhibit, and enhance the Miné Okubo Collection, and to use this unique resource to inform the public about social justice and civil liberties issues. Through presentation of Miné Okubo’s life and work, as well as exhibitions, programs and digital archives that broaden awareness of social justice and civil liberties, the Center provides an ethnically diverse, 21st century American populace with insights into the American experience, both past and present. Admission is free.
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  • They are going through a transition in leadership and staffing, and only have staff to keep it open to the public noon-4 pm on Saturdays. They will be closed during July. Beautifully renovated former ...  more »
  • Went to the building for the historical architecture but fell in love with the exhibits. The story of Mine Okubu is both heartbreaking and inspirational.  more »
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  • They are going through a transition in leadership and staffing, and only have staff to keep it open to the public noon-4 pm on Saturdays. They will be closed during July. Beautifully renovated former bank building next to White Park. The excellent video is shown in the former vault. Not an overwhelming place. Good selection of important, but lesser known heroes of the continuing effort to bring social justice and civil liberties to all of us. There is a children's education room, and a conference room. Upstairs is an interesting retrospective on the life and work of the artist, Mine Okubo, who has ties to Riverside.
  • Review in progress...This 10,000-square-foot building was the Citrus Belt Savings and Loan (1926). Renovated to engage citizens with its white ornate Spanish Baroque facade and Churrigueresque architectural style. Now serving as an exhibition gallery/research facility. Local artist Mine Okubo (Died 2001) was a prisoner of war. The extensive collection of letters, paintings and drawings is housed here. Must walk to behold this magnificent building and its close to the "Historic Mission Inn." Just lovely design and exhibition space in the charming town of Riverside. Must visit! Architect (s): LPA

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