From Margin To Center: Legacy of Japanese Internment, Tues., April 25

Join us Tues., April 25 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the PUB 9208 for Margin to Center programming: Legacy of Japanese Internment.

Densho, a Japanese term meaning “to pass on to the next generation” or to leave a legacy, is a nonprofit organization that uses digital technology to document oral histories from Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. Founding Executive Director Tom Ikeda will discuss the legacy of the internment of Japanese Americans and how Densho works to preserve and make accessible this history.

Tom Ikeda is the founding Executive Director of Densho. He is a sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. Tom’s parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho. In addition to leading the organization over the last 20 years, Tom has conducted over 200 video-recorded, oral history interviews with Japanese Americans.

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