Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda: Talking About Democracy in a Camp Classroom
Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda was a high school student at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In this clip, he remembers how he and his camp classmates reacted when their teacher brought up the concept of democracy. Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda's full interview is available in the Densho Digital Archive.
>> View the interview excerpt
>> Register for the free Densho Digital Archive
Early-Bird Tickets to Sushi & Sake Fest, Volunteer Opportunities
Please support Densho's only fundraiser of the year. We have about 100 early-bird tickets left at the $100 price for the Sushi & Sake Festival on October 16, 2013. Join us for great sushi, premium sake & beer, live music with Deems Tsutakawa, and a fun environment to see old friends and meet new friends. Making it even more interesting, we will be holding the event at the new MOHAI at South Lake Union, and will be offering a private viewing of MOHAI's exhibits for Sushifest participants. Tickets are available online.
We are also looking for volunteers on the day of the event to help with set-up, registration, serving, and clean-up. If you are interested, please fill out the Sushi & Sake volunteer form and email it to [email protected].
>> To purchase tickets
>> Download the volunteer form
Honolulu Teacher Workshop Filled
Thanks to help from the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH), the September 14th Honolulu teacher workshop is at capacity with 70 registrants and a special workshop for the volunteers of JCCH has been added. Executive Director Tom Ikeda, Content Director & Encyclopedia Editor Brian Niiya, and Educational Consultant Janet Hayakawa are looking forward to discussing the Japanese American experience in Hawai'i during World War II.
Other teacher training workshops this fall are listed below:
Pullman, WA - September 25th in partnership with Washington State University
Olympia, WA - October 5th in partnership with Evergreen State College
Klamath Falls, OR - October 19th in partnership with Tule Lake Unit, National Park Service
Portland, OR - November 2nd in partnership with Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
Manzanar, CA - November 23rd in partnership with Manzanar National Historic Site, National Park Service
Montgomery County, MD - Dec 7th in partnership with National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
These workshops will examine how to use primary source materials to develop analysis and reasoning skills using thinking routines and content about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Funding for the workshop is provided, in part, by a grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service, the Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Library of Congress, and the National Park Foundation.
>> For more information or to register for a workshop
Nominate Someone with an Oregon and Minidoka Story
Densho is partnering with the Oregon Nikkei Endowment (ONE) to conduct 30 new oral history interviews with Japanese Americans about their World War II experiences in Oregon and Minidoka during the prewar, wartime, and resettlement period. The interviews will be video-recorded, transcribed, and made available from the Densho Digital Archive where 745 interviews are currently available. The majority of Densho's interviews are with Japanese Americans who were born or lived in California and Washington. We are excited for the opportunity with ONE to examine the Oregon story more closely. If you want to nominate a person to be interviewed, please fill out our nomination form.
>> Fill out the interview nomination form