The following is text from an email sent by Kenji Taguma, President of the Nichi Bei Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of the Nichi Bei Weekly.
I hope you are well. I’m writing to let you know about two events related to the launch of the Wayne Maeda Asian American Studies Archives at California State University, Sacramento, put together by Prof. Greg Mark and others. Although I’m not directly involved with these events, I’m happy to help Greg spread the word of anything related to my mentor, longtime Nichi Bei Times/Weekly contributing writer, and founding Nichi Bei Foundation board member.
The first is a panel today (Friday, April 18) at the Association for Asian American Studies conference at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, 1-2:30 p.m., in the Larkspur room: “Preserving Our History: The Wayne Maeda Asian American Studies Archive.” This features Dr. Gregory Mark, Dr. James Sobredo, Chao Vang, Marietess Masulit, Caitlyn Imura and John De Guzman. (Sorry for the short notice).
The next event is the official launch of the Wayne Maeda Asian American Studies Archives at CSUS: Friday, May 2, 2014, 3-5 p.m., Forest Suite, University Union, 6000 J St., CSU Sacramento. With four decades of college instruction, Professor Wayne Maeda was one of California’s foremost scholars on Japanese American history and was a founding member of the Ethnic Studies Center and Asian American Studies. As part of his legacy, the Wayne Maeda Asian American Studies Archive was established for future generations of scholars and researchers, in an effort to serve higher education and preserve the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Flyers for the two previously mentioned events are attached.
On the one-year anniversary of Wayne’s passing, I posted my eulogy of him here:
A video tribute I produced for Wayne’s Memorial Service last March, which I modified for the Florin JACL event that honored him, could be found here:
Also of note, in honor of Wayne, the Nichi Bei Foundation has started a Wayne Maeda Educational Fund, essentially a vehicle to fund our educational programming such as our ever-expanding annual Films of Remembrance event, which had close to 500 attendees this year.
Hope to see you at any of these events.
Kenji G. Taguma
President / Nichi Bei Foundation / http://www.nichibeifoundation.org
Editor-in-Chief / Nichi Bei Weekly / http://www.nichibei.org
Co-Chair / Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival / http://www.soyandtofufest.org