Brown Bag Biography with Gail Y. Okawa

November 30, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, KUY 306

The Center for Biographical Research presents: /“World War II Legacies and Inheritances: Discoveries in a Community Biography Project” / Moderated by Gail Y. Okawa, Professor Emerita of English, Youngstown State University-Ohio, and Coordinator, CONNECTIONS: Santa Fe Internment Camp Descendants Group / Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Japanese language faculty, Punahou School, Mid-Pacific Institute (ret.) / Alison Kaʻōlinokaimana Yasuoka, Arts Integration Specialist, Voyager Public Charter School (Honolulu), and MEd Candidate in Curriculum Studies: STEMS2, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa / Annette Tashiro, Chair, State Rehabilitation Council of Hawaii; Rehabilitation Counselor, State of Hawai`i (ret.) / Grant Din, Co-curator and lead researcher, “Taken from Their Families” exhibit, Immigration Station, Angel Island State Park (virtual from San Francisco, CA) / Gail Okawa's Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2020) was published during the early months of the pandemic, and was discussed only virtually in 2021. The author’s research initially focused on her own Hawai‘i Issei grandfather’s arrest and mainland internment during WWII, but it expanded into a collective community biography over 18 years, and it continues to evolve in its usefulness to descendants and researchers as members of the panel will illustrate. Panelists will share their personal discoveries of Issei legacies and their inheritances as descendant family members or professional researchers with related projects./ Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the Center for Oral History, the Matsunaga Institute, Conflict and Peace Specialist, the School of Communication & Information, and the Departments of American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, and Sociology / Thursday, November 30 / Kuykendall 306 / 3PM to 4:15PM HST

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