The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from the Holocaust Center for Humanity:
Program: “The History of Anti-Asian Hatred and the WWII Japanese-American Incarceration with Tom Ikeda”
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Platform: This program will take place online.
Please note, registration is required. Please click here to register.
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Join Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho, an organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans, who will share a brief history of anti-Asian hate in the United States. He will also discuss his own family’s personal experiences during WWII, when his parents and grandparents were incarcerated in the Minidoka, Idaho internment camp, and why this history is important to understanding and improving equity today.
Tom Ikeda is the founding Executive Director of Densho. Tom is a sansei (third-generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. In addition to leading the organization over the last 24 years, Tom has conducted more the 250 video-recorded, oral history interviews with Japanese Americans, receiving numerous awards for his community and historical contributions.