Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations
Professional Development Program Type
Professional Development Program Audience
“Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations” will examine history through the neighborhood of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California. Starting with early immigration from Japan in the 1880s, participants will learn how this community has been impacted by events and issues such as racism, the civil rights movement, and gentrification. A central area of exploration will be the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. Joined by scholars, educators, curators, and historians, we will explore how this neighborhood has been impacted by historical events, legislation, and the strength of a community.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Emily Anderson; Kristen Hayashi; Mary Hendra; Karen Ishizuka; Hillary Jenks; Dan Kwong; Mitch Maki; Brian Niiya
Funded through the Division of Education Programs