BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20221013T000000Z DTEND:20221013T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>THURSDAY OCT\, 13\n7 - 8:15pm (CDT)</strong>\n\nThe<str ong> Urban History Seminar</strong> series feature a scholarly presentatio n followed by lively discussion. <strong><a href="https://discovernikkei. org/en/journal/author/day-takako/" target="_blank">Takako Day</a></strong> \, independent researcher\, and <a href=" /about/faculty-staff-directory/day-michael.shtml" target="_blank"><strong> Michael Day</strong></a>\, Professor of English and Director of the First- Year Composition Program at Northern Illinois University\, present <strong >“Breaking the Japantown Stereotype: Who Were the Japanese and Japanese Americans in Chicago 1865–1940?”</strong>\n\nMost people think of the Japanese as so group-oriented that they would naturally form Japantowns\, enclaves for Japanese immigrants in US cities. Yet\, unlike their counterp arts on the West Coast who were subject to strong racism\, the Japanese in Chicago felt free to live where they chose\, based on their own sense of individuality and self-identity. Join Takako and Michael Day to learn abou t the many and varied lives of Japanese immigrants\, as well as their fami lies and their professions\, introducing\, through Chicago history\, a new aspect of Japanese American history in the United States.\n\n<em>The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.  </em>\n\n<strong><a href="h ttps:// t2022?_ga=2.54954156.646655950.1662394523-1421603690.1660640092" target="_ blank">RSVP NOW</a></strong>\n\n<em>This session is free of charge\; we wo uld greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.  </em>\n\n<a href="http://www.chic" target="_blank"><strong>FOR MORE INFORMAT ION &gt\;&gt\;</strong></a>\n\n<em>*The Urban History Seminars have been g enerously underwritten by the Chicago History Museum since 1983.</em> DTSTAMP:20230208T082618Z SUMMARY:Virtual Urban History Seminar: “Breaking the Japantown Stereotype : Who Were the Japanese and Japanese Americans in Chicago 1865–1940?” URL:/en/events/2022/10/13/virtual-urban-history-seminar-breaking-the-japan/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR