The Japanese American Experience: Learning From History
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
- 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
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.
The Center for Social Work Education
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).
When & Where
Center for Social Work Education, Widener University
Phone Number: 610-499-1153
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org