Tom Ikeda, Founder and Executive Director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project will discuss how the WWII Japanese American incarceration happened during a time of fear, and how we are seeing similar fears manifest in America today. He will also share how immigration bans, discriminatory laws and imprisonment in an American concentration camp affected his Gold Star Japanese immigrant grandparents. In 1996, Tom founded Densho, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity. He has received numerous awards including the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities, the National JACL Japanese American of the Biennium award for Education and the Microsoft Alumni Integral Fellows Award.
This is an ASL interpreted event.