BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3796@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120623T000000Z DTEND:20120623T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Over nine months ago 35 individuals set out to discover the his tory of their family through the Nikkei Family Legacy Project organized by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. And on June 23\, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. &ndash\; 4:00 p.m. at the JCCCNC\, the&nbsp \;public is invited to celebrate with project participants at the NFLP clo seout exhibition. The event will feature excerpts from the participants&rs quo\; hardbound family history books\, which they will receive at the even t\, and unique stories shared by the participants about their journey as t hey delved into their family&rsquo\;s past.\n\n&ldquo\;It will be a very e xciting and rewarding event that will probably end with a huge sigh of rel ief\,&rdquo\; says Ryan Kimura\, NFLP Project Coordinator. &ldquo\;They ha ve spent so many hours researching and compiling stories and photos. It&rs quo\;s been a very emotional journey for them and I think they are happy t hat it is finally coming to a close.&rdquo\;\n\nBut although the project s tops and books printed and handed out to the participants at the event\, t he journey is still not over. It may never be over and that&rsquo\;s the h ope for at least one of the participants\, Mabel Miyasaki. &ldquo\;The pur pose of my book? The next generations of relatives who may not know each o ther and who likely may not even know of each other's existence or linkage s. My book will be very incomplete&hellip\; a teaser and a first connector .&rdquo\;\n\nThe Nikkei Family Legacy Project began on August 6\, 2011 and over the past nine months participants spent well over 100 hours attendin g numerous workshops and seminars\, visiting the National Archives\, condu cting research online\, on Ancestry.com and on the phone trying\nto locate family members and gather stories\, and scanning and uploading photos and documents to create their book on blurb.com.\n\nThroughout the lengthy an d sometimes very emotional process\, participants received support and gui dance from the following individuals and organizations: Angel Island Immig ration Station Foundation\; International Management Solution Legal Profes sional Corporation\;\nNational Archives\; Donna Kotake\, NFLP Advisor and Workshop Leader\; Ryan Kimura and Courtney Okuhara\, NFLP Project Coordina tors\; and guest speakers\, Chester Hashizume and Corey Oiesen.\n\nThe Nik kei Family Legacy Project is made possible by a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program\, a program of the California Sta te Library\, as well as donations from the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Char itable Foundation and the 100th Anniversary of Japantown Fund.\n\nThe even t is free and open to the public. RSVP is required by Friday\, June 15th. To register\, please contact the JCCCNC at (415) 567-5505 or e-mail nflp@j cccnc.org.\n\nFacebook event page:&nbsp\;<a href="https://www.facebook.com /events/189347881191671/">https://www.facebook.com/events/189347881191671/ </a> SUMMARY:Nikkei Family Legacy Project Exhibition URL:/en/events/2012/06/23/nikkei-family-legacy-project-exhibition/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR