BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.872@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060609T000000Z DTEND:20060609T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Preserving California’s Japantowns Symposium \nJune 9\, 2006\ n9:00am - 4:30pm\nMiyako Hotel\, San Francisco's Japantown\n\nThis one-day symposium will bring together experts and practitioners of historic and c ultural preservation\, community development\, and documentation of histor ic sites to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of preserving California’s Japantowns.\n\nIt will highlight the importance of developi ng strategic plans toward preserving the tangible and intangible assets of our community’s heritage and resources\, and will encourage individuals to learn about tools that can be used toward preserving our communities. Sponsored by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCL PEP) and the California State Library\, this event will also offer 2004-20 05 CCLPEP preservation grant recipients an opportunity to present the curr ent progress and outcomes of their cultural and historic preservation work . \n\nCommunity leaders from the three remaining Japantowns – San Franc isco\, San Jose and Los Angeles – will address the unique opportunities and challenges currently facing each individual community\, as well as the common threads that tie these communities together. Participants will en gage in panel discussions and interactive workshops on the latest in prese rvation tools and techniques\, discussing topics such as documenting the h istory\, culture\, stories and sites that comprise past and present Japant own communities\, and how Japantowns can benefit from cultural heritage to urism and other community benefit agreements. A reception will be held fo llowing the symposium\, celebrating the vitality of our Japantowns through music\, food\, and other festivities. \n\nProposition 40\, the 2002 Reso urces Bond Act\, was approved by California voters in March 2002\, allocat ing $267.50 million for historical and cultural resource projects. $1 mil lion of this money was earmarked by Governor Gray Davis to support cultura l preservation projects in California’s three Japantowns. Representativ es from the San Francisco\, San Jose\, and Los Angeles Proposition 40 proj ects will speak at the symposium to discuss how the funds have been used f or cultural preservation in their communities.\n\nThis event is being orga nized by Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JC CCNC) in partnership with the California Japanese American Community Leade rship Council (CJACLC) and the support of the California Preservation Foun dation\, the National Trust for Historic Preservation\, and the California Cultural & Historical Endowment. \n\nJoin us in engaging our communities to learn about the cultural and historic preservation of our Japantowns. Symposium fees are $25 advance registration (by May 19)\, $40 general regi stration (by June 5)\, and $10 student/senior registration. Registration fees include a continental breakfast\, boxed lunch\, and light reception. \n\nFor general information or questions\, contact Naomi Funahashi at <a> nfunahashi@jcccnc.org</a> or (415) 567-5505. For registration\, call JCCC NC at (415) 567-5505 or visit <a href="http://www.californiajapantowns.org /">www.californiajapantowns.org</a>.\n\nAbout JCCCNC\nEnvisioned by the Ja panese American community\, JCCCNC will be an everlasting foundation of ou r Japanese American ancestry\, cultural heritage\, histories and tradition s. The JCCCNC strives to meet the evolving needs of the Japanese American community through programs\, affordable services and administrative suppor t and facilities for other local service organizations. The JCCCNC is a 5 01(c)(3) non-profit community center based in San Francisco.\n\nAbout CCLP EP\nThe California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP) was c reated in 1999 as the result of the passage of the California Civil Libert ies Public Education Act (AB1914 and AB1915) sponsored by Assemblymember M ike Honda. The legislation creates the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program\, CCLPEP. Its purpose is to provide competitive grants for public educational activities and the development of educational mater ials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion\, forced removal and incarceration of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese a ncestry will be remembered and so that causes and circumstances of this an d similar events may be illuminated and understood. The CCLPEP has funded $5.5 million over the past six years in more than 160 projects. For more information about the CCLPEP\, visit <a href="http://www.library.ca.gov/c clpep/">www.library.ca.gov/cclpep</a>.\n SUMMARY:Preserving California’s Japantowns Symposium in San Francisco’s Japantown on June 9th URL:/en/events/2006/06/09/preserving-californias-japantowns-symposium-in-sa n/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR