September 2, 2016 - Comments Off on Go For Broke National Education Center Tour
Please join the Los Angeles Archivists Collective for a tour of the Go For Broke National Education Center on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
The Go For Broke National Educational Center is a national non-profit organization with a mission to preserve the story and legacy of American veterans of Japanese ancestry, who served in the United States military during World War II.
Located in Little Tokyo’s historic district, the GFBNEC’s new The Defining Courage Experience exhibit offers visitors real-life examples of heroism and sacrifice by incorporating photographs and footage from a vast library of more than 1,150 oral history interviews of Japanese-American World War II veterans. Many of the veterans interviewed were born and raised in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas and their videotaped interviews provide visitors with stories about the neighborhoods in which they lived and worked, as well as the larger Japanese-American Community in and around Los Angeles. What’s more visitors will hear the veterans’ unique viewpoints as minorities of a pre-war and post-war Los Angeles, as well as their experiences during the period of forced removal and incarceration of Japanese-Americans. Today, The GRBNEC focuses on providing a place and means by which all people can share their stories and recognize how the legacy of these veterans contributes to the history of Los Angeles and the American ideals of freedom and equal opportunity for all.
To attend, please RSVP here. Parking instructions will be provided to those who RSVP.