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Japanese American Farming Experiences Prior to and During WWII

July 19 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

This workshop will explore the rich history of Japanese American farmers in the western U.S. in the years leading up to the forced incarceration of over 100,000 Japanese American U.S. citizens for the duration of the second world war. Through a historical context, we will look at the success and challenges that they had farming before the war, and the subsequent experiences they had during incarceration. During this presentation we will examine those experiences through first person familial histories, as well as the greater agricultural story that was playing out in the west. Our hope is to educate attendees on this often forgotten and ignored history in time and to avoid similar prejudice in the future.

Register for the in-person event here.

Register to watch the online broadcast of the event here.

Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden members receive 10% off registration.