We may not be able to come together in person anytime soon, but you can rest assured that we’re working hard to expand our digital offerings and create virtual gathering spaces to stay connected to you, our Densho community. Here’s a list of upcoming and ongoing digital events offered by Densho and other community partners. We’ll continue to update this calendar as we add new programming, so make sure to come back to check out the latest!
Wednesday, October 14th
New episode of Campu
The third episode of Densho’s brand new podcast, Campu, drops today!
Thursday, October 15th
Densho Sake School with the Sake School of America, 4pm PDT
In a nod to our beloved Sushi & Sake reception, we’re going to help you get smarter about sake while sipping it in the comfort of your home! Sake School of America instructor Eda Vuong will lead you through an information-packed at-home tasting. Toshio Ueno will join Eda for a live Q&A at the end of the program — so bring all your hard-hitting questions about rice polishing and regional varieties!
Saturday, October 24th
Densho Dinner @ Home, 5-6:30pm PDT
Our history shows that, in moments of turmoil, our connections to each other matter more than ever. While we can’t gather in person, we can still come together in community to collectively remember our past and affirm our commitment to action. Join Densho for an inspiring evening of community, remembrance and solidarity. Together we can transform this challenging time into a moment for powerful social change.
Thursday, November 12th
Xenophobia: From Japanese American Incarceration to Immigrant Detention Today, 4-6pm PST
This digital teach-in will deepen your understanding of American xenophobia and racism, using Japanese American WWII incarceration and the current crisis of immigrant detention as case studies. Free and open to the public, but priority will be given to Washington State teachers.
Sunday, November 22nd
Setsuko’s Secret: Exploring the Multigenerational Effects of the Japanese American Incarceration, 4-5:15pm PST
Join us on November 22nd as Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, presents her new book, Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Shirley will share episodes from her family’s past as well as from her own transformational journey as she learned about the Japanese American incarceration. She will be joined in conversation by fellow descendants of incarcerees in a discussion moderated by Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda. This event presented in partnership with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and the Seattle Public Library.
[Header image: Scene at a hoedown themed party at the 1980 JACL National Convention. Courtesy of the Kinoshita Collection.]