Learn How to Preserve Your Family History
Workshop presented by Densho

Internal Event

You are invited to join Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho, for a workshop about oral histories and how to conduct them.

Tom will demonstrate how oral histories document and share Japanese American history, followed by a discussion of how to create an oral history project, as well as the process and techniques of doing an oral history interview.

This event will be held at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento (2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818 / (916) 446-0121).

About Tom and Densho:

Tom Ikeda is the founding Executive Director of Densho, a non-profit organization started in 1996. Densho’s mission is to preserve and share the history of the WWII Japanese American incarceration to promote justice and equity today.

Tom is a Sansei who was born and raised in Seattle. He has personally conducted more than 250 video-recorded oral history interviews with Japanese Americans.

Over the past 24 years, the Densho archives have grown to include some 80,000 scanned photos and documents, as well as nearly 1,000 oral history interviews with Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II.

Densho’s Encyclopedia provides 1,500 articles giving context to the content. And, through free online lessons for educators, Densho’s curriculum introduces students to questions of civil liberties through stories and first-hand accounts of discrimination. All of Densho’s resources can be freely accessed and downloaded by anyone, anywhere at Densho.org

Sponsored by Densho and Buddhist Church of Sacramento/Legacy Endowment Fund.