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Community History Dialog: Growing and Sharing Community History
Densho is a community-based archives whose mission is to preserve and share the stories of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Caitlin Oiye Coon will talk about Densho’s 27 year history, going from a volunteer oral history project to an award-winning non-profit organization. Today Densho has over 1,000 oral histories and about 100,000 digitized historical materials that they freely offer through the Densho Digital Repository. In addition to Densho’s dedication to preservation, they also aim to educate, collaborate, and inspire action for equity. Caitlin will discuss the ways in which they do this, from creating their own educational content, to teaming with Ted ED and podcasters, to supporting artists and writers using Densho content for interpretation and storytelling.

The Community History Dialog series is hosted by the Pennsylvania State Archives and is made possible through funding from a National Historical Publications and Records Commission State Board Programming Grant.

Feb 28, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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