Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations
Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations” will examine history through the neighborhood of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California. Joined by scholars, educators, curators, and community historians, this program will examine how this unique area has been impacted by events and issues such as restrictive covenants, eminent domain, the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans, the civil rights movement, and gentrification. We will consider history’s relevance to present day issues of identity and preservation. Additionally, participants will explore teaching through primary sources using the collection of the Japanese American National Museum.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Emily Anderson; Erin Aoyama; Kristin Fukushikma; Kristen Hayashi; Karen Ishizuka; Hillary Jenks; Mitchell Maki; Kathy Masuoka; Mark Masuoka, Mike Murase, Michael Okamura
Funded through the Division of Education Programs