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Growing Community Since 2002: The Nikkei Community Internship Program - Class 11 - Summer 2012

community history

There seems to be a propensity to celebrate anniversaries in multiples of five. Tenth anniversaries, twenty-fifth anniversaries, fiftieth anniversaries—those are the big ones, the ones that insist on pyrotechnics, photo …

“It’s not fair!”: Remembering Vincent Chin, Thirty Years Later

Lawrence Lan

Thirty years ago from this past Saturday, on June 23, 1982, Vincent Chin died. Four nights earlier, on June 19th, Chin had been celebrating his bachelor party in a Detroit, Michigan strip club when he got tangled up with two white autoworkers who mistook Chin (who was Chinese American) for …

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As part of the Nikkei Community Internship program, Lawrence will be contributing this summer to the Discover Nikkei website in his capacity as the Discover Nikkei intern at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM); he will also be working with the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) to preserve the legacy of prominent Nikkei jurists in the community.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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