BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20130208T000000Z DTEND:20130531T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Anthropological Studies Center of Sonoma State University h as recently been awarded a Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant to colle ct the oral histories of Japanese American flower growers in the San Franc isco East Bay area.\n\nDespite their profound influence on culture\, commu nity\, identity\, and industry\, many of the contributions and stories of Japanese American nurseries are unrecognized and unrecorded. This project will shed light on the origins of the Japanese floral industry in the East Bay\, how Japanese immigrants and their children shaped and influenced th e floral industry\, and how a resilient\, supportive\, and active Japanese American community was established.\n\nIf you or someone you know was inv olved in the Northern California nursery industry your stories and memorie s are needed! Your involvement will help preserve and share this important part of Japanese American history.\n\nPlease contact Project Director\, D ana Ogo Shew at <strong>707-664-3285</strong> or <strong></ strong> for more information about the project and how to participate. SUMMARY:Japanese American Nurseries-Oral History Grant URL:/en/events/2013/02/08/japanese-american-nurseries-oral-history-grant/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR