Japanese American Post-War Resettlement in Chicago, 1943-1950




Chicago, IL and Online


July 8-19, 2024 (virtual); July 21-28, 2024 (residential); July 29-August 9, 2024 (virtual)


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




We are hosting a three week hybrid institute, "Japanese American Post-War Resettlement in Chicago, 1943 - 1950." Employing community-engaged and place-based pedagogies, the institute will host 30 educators from across the U.S. and will be conducted in a hybrid format, both virtually and in-person. Participants will gather in Chicago in July 2024 and will go on field trips, visit archives and special collections of resettlement archives, tour historic resettlement neighborhoods, and conduct interviews with Japanese American elders who actually lived this history.

Project Director(s)

Ashley Cheyemi McNeil; Jasmine Alinder

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Stephanie Nishimoto-Lorenzo; Patrick Hall; Meredith Oda; Charlotte Brooks; Katherine Nagasawa; Eric Matsunaga; Mary Doi; Sarah Sheya

Grantee Institution

Full Spectrum Features

Funded through the Division of Education Programs