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Community Partners

Little Manila Foundation

Little Tokyo Historical Society 

University of California, Irvine Department of Asian American Studies

University of California, Riverside Public History Program

University of Southern California Heritage Conservation Program

Friends of APIAHiP

City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources

Form follows Function

Latinos in Heritage Conservation

Los Angeles Conservancy

National Park Service

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Save Our Chinatown Committee - Riverside

Western National Parks Association

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APIs and Historic Preservation Community Symposium

Safeguarding Our Stories and Places

For Future Generations

Saturday, May 13, 2017

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

With May as both Asian Pacific American History Month and Preservation Month, we celebrate with a Community Symposium that will bring together scholars, preservationists, students, and the Asian and Pacific Islander community to learn about how we can safeguard historic sites and cultural resources and elevate AAPI history into historic preservation efforts. Learn from a series of panel discussions from governmental agencies, preservation groups, universities, and community organizations.

Program Schedule:

9:30am-10:00am Registration

10:00am-1:00pm Program with Welcome Remarks and Panel Discussions

Providing "Context" to Our Historic Sites and Cultural Resources

Barbara Wyatt, National Park Service

Jenan Saunders, California Historic Preservation Office

Ken Bernstein, City of Los Angeles Historic Resources Office

Moderated by Dr. Elaine Jackson-Retondo, National Park Service

Preserving our Stories and Places from the Ground Up

Rosalind Sagara, Save Our Chinatown Committee - Riverside

Kristen Hayashi, Little Tokyo Historical Society

Maya Santos, Form follows Function

Moderated by Navdeep Singh, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Educating and Engaging Scholars, Practitioners, and the Public in Preservation

Trudi Sandmeier, USC Heritage Conservation Program

Megan Suster and Steve Moreno-Terrill, UCR & California State Parks "Relevancy & History" Pilot Program

Moderated by Lisa Hasegawa, UCLA Activist-in-Residence and APIAHiP Board Secretary

Advocacy and Partnerships in Preservation

Laura Dominguez, Los Angeles Conservancy, Latinos in Heritage Conservation

Dennis Arguelles, National Parks Conservation Association

Christina Morris, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Moderated by Kevin Sanada, California Community Economic Development Association

1:00pm-2:00pm Light refreshments followed by an optional tour of Little Tokyo's First Street North National Historic District and/or visit the Japanese American National Museum (on your own)

Our program will be followed by a super-panel discussion hosted by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice, and Community with authors from "Special Issue on AAPIs 2040” (released December 2016):

2:00pm-4:30pm AAPIs 2040: Creating the Future in An Uncertain World: Resisting Bigotry/Ignorance/Hate, Advancing Knowledge, and Forging Unity, Power & Solidarity

* Uniting to Move Forward: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in 2040 - Richard Calvin Chang 

* The Future of the LGBTQ Asian American and Pacific Islander Community in 2040 - Glenn Magpantay 

* Suspicious People: Profiling and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - Navdeep Singh 

* Asian Americans and the Media - Daniel M. Mayeda 

* Cultural Preservation Policy and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Reimagining Historic Preservation in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities - Michelle G. Magalong

Moderated by Elena Ong, AAPI Nexus Co-Editor 

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