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The Japanese American Experience: Learning From History

Center for Social Work Education and the Alumni Organization, Widener University

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Chester, PA

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The Center for Social Work Education is excited to present the next event in our CEU series "The Japanese American Experience. Dr. Hiro Nishikawa will be presenting an informative talk on the Japanese American experience in the United States, focusing on important events in Japanese American history. Topics discussed will be: 
  • The first known Japanese visitor to the U.S. (1843)
  • Japanese immigration to the U.S.
  • The crucible of WWII
  • The Redress Movement
  • The Japanese American experience today
 Tuesday,April 2, 2013
               
                     Time: 6:00pm - 8:00

  
                           Location:University Center
 Room C
700 E. 14th Street
Chester, PA 19013
(Parking on street)

 

This is a free event


But If you would like 2CEUS, there will be a charge of $25.00.




Thank you,

The Center for Social Work Education

610-499-1153

socialwork@mail.widener.edu

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Presenter Information


 

Hiro Nishikawa is a native of San Francisco and a sansei (third generation American of Japanese ancestry).  During WWII as a four year old, he and his family were sent to Poston, AZ concentration camp and incarcerated for the duration of the war.  Afterwards his family settled in Gilroy, CA where he finished high school.  He received a B.A. in biochemistry at U.C.-Berkeley and later a Ph.D. at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

 

Hiro became involved with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in 1997 and was president of the Philadelphia Chapter from 2001-5. He was elected Gov. of the JACL Eastern District Council and served 2005-2007. Since 2003 he has been active in the chapter Speakers Bureau, giving PowerPoint talks to college classes and high school students as well as general audiences about the history of Japanese Americans incarcerated in WWII concentration camps, as well as immigration to the U.S.

 

In the past 12 years, he has been active in social action and racial justice causes at the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA. He is active on the boards of the Philadelphia JACL, the Asian Arts Initiative of Philadelphia (AAI), PICC (Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizens Coalition), and the Faraway Homeowners Association (FHA).

Have questions about The Japanese American Experience: Learning From History? Contact Center for Social Work Education and the Alumni Organization, Widener University

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University Center, Room C
700 E 14th St
Chester, PA 19013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Center for Social Work Education and the Alumni Organization, Widener University

Phone Number: 610-499-1153

Email Address: socialwork@mail.widener.edu

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