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‘Okinawan Migration to the United States’

14 Jul

J-Sei and the Northern California Okinawan Kenjin Kai will host sociologist Jane H. Yamashiro, who will lead the “Okinawan Migration to the United States” event from 2-4 p.m. PT at 1285 66th St. in Emeryville, Calif. and online. “Okinawans have been migrating to the United States for over 100 years. They have come in two major waves – before World War II and after World War II. What have been the circumstances for their leaving Okinawa and coming to the United States? How about indirect migration, where Okinawans migrated to another country before coming to the U.S.? How is ‘Okinawan’ migration different from ‘Japanese’ migration to the U.S.? What questions do we have about this migration and can we find answers to them? … This gathering will include a brief historical overview of Okinawan migration to the U.S., as well as chances to discuss family histories of migration from Okinawa.” Yamashiro’s comparative and transnational work on race and ethnicity, culture, globalization, migration, diaspora, and identity sits at the intersection of Asian American and Asian Studies. She has previously been a visiting scholar at USC’s Center for Japanese Religions and Culture and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center… She holds a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.” Info: (510) 654-4000. RSVP: https://j-sei.org/2024/06/24/okinawan-migration-to-the-united-states/.

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July 14
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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1285 66th St.
Emeryville, CA United States
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(510) 654-4000
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