Transforming Oral Histories: Harnessing the Power of Chicago’s Japanese American Voices 

Tune in on September 13th to learn how a joint JASC/Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) project used oral histories to form the backbone of “Uprooted” and “Reckoning,” two interactive web experiences that teach Japanese American history at a secondary school level and through a distinctly midwestern lens. 

Project lead and former WBEZ producer Katherine Nagasawa will demonstrate the two web experiences and discuss the process of moving from raw oral history interviews to engaging, multimedia educational tools.  Join us to learn more about the Japanese American resettlement and redress experiences in Chicago, hear what it took to transform JASC’s oral history collection, and understand why this type of educational resource is especially relevant in Illinois and across the country today.

Monday, September 13th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

View live online or watch a recording afterward at: https://youtu.be/i0Bc2sHeH68

This program is part of both Tadaima 2021 and Journey Chicago.

Left side of graphic has a purple background with mustard yellow portraits of three young adults, one female and two male. Right side has a mustard yellow background with white lettering, text reads "Save the date, 09.13.2921, 7:00 PM 7:00 PM CDT, https://youtu.be/i0Bc2sHeH68, Transforming Oral Histories: Harnessing the Power of Chicago's Japanese American Voices, Join us for the unveiling of two new interactive, multimedia experiences produced for JASC by Katherine Nagasawa. This program is part of both Tadaima 2021 and Journey Chicago."

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