Symposium: "Shifting JA Identities - Views of JAs and Japanese", July 24 2006, San Francisco

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Jul 200624
2:00p.m.

Miyako Hote
1625 Post St.
San Francisco, California
United States

Symposium on "Shifting JA Identities--Views of JAs and Japanese"
Monday, July 24, 2006
2-4pm symposium
4-5pm reception
Sakura A Room of Miyako Hotel, 1625 Post St., SF.
Presented by Consulate General of SF and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Free; pre-registration is requested 415-356-2466.


Keynote speaker: Glen S. Fukushima (President & CEO, Airbus Japan K.K.)
Also, Phillip Gotanda (playwright, filmmaker, professor); Prof. Takeya Mizuno of Toyo University in Japan, and Michael Omi (Associate Professor & Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley)

The symposium's objective is to discuss the history of Japanese Americans and envision future form perspectives of "JA identities."

Complexities and diversity of JA identities are the result of unique historical dynamics of political and socio-economic change since immigrants from Japan first came to the US. Discussion is intended to help deepen our understanding of "who the Japanese Americans are" through views and experiences of prominent speakers from both sides of the Pacific and thru conversations between the speakers and members of the audience.

 

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