Densho Events Calendar

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!

August

Sunday, August 2nd

Sunday Supper with Danielle Higa & Family, 7pm PST

Densho Fund Development Manager Danielle Higa will be hosting this week’s Tadaima! Virtual Pilgrimage Sunday Supper. Join Danielle—along with her sister Alex and dad Warren—for a fun, intergenerational cooking lesson as they share their family recipe for sweet & sour spareribs “pakui.”

>> More details on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, August 4th

Densho Community Hour, 3-4pm PST

Join Executive Director Tom Ikeda and Densho staff for an informal, all digital get-together to learn how we’re rapidly adapting and expanding the tools we offer to meet this unprecedented historic moment.

>> Register to save your “seat”

Wednesday, August 5th

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.

>> Learn more and register

Thursday, August 6th

Digital Genealogy Series: Preserving Your Family Archives, 10-11am PST

Densho-led session on how to preserve family papers, photos artifacts, and memorabilia.

>> Register now

Thursday, August 13th

Digital Genealogy Series: Writing Your Family History, 10-11am PST

Your family history should be shared. We’ll share tips and strategies in a final session co-facilitated by Densho and Linda Harms Okazaki.

>> Register now

Thursday, August 20th

Digital Genealogy Series: Recording Oral Histories, 10-11am PST

Learn best practices for conducting and recording your own oral history interviews with Tom Ikeda.

>> Register now

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.

>> Learn more and register

[Header image: Scene at a hoedown themed party at the 1980 JACL National Convention. Courtesy of the Kinoshita Collection.]

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