Japanese Americans in California

1. Reflection Questions

How does this video change or impact what you already knew about farming in California? 

Whose story is elevated in this video? Why is that important? 

2. Take Action

Dig Deeper. There are several communities in history that are relegated to a single story. That means that the stories that are told about them are often the same ones, over and over again, reinforcing the same stereotypes. However, all communities are made up of a diversity of stories, histories, and legacies that make up their unique experiences today.

To combat the issues of a single-story, take time to learn more from authentic sources about people and communities you have less familiarity with. You can learn more about the Japanese American community in Los Angeles by exploring the exhibits and events at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.

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3. Healing + Resilience

Get Together. Whether you’re learning about this for the first time or you’ve already known about this challenging history, it’s hard to hold it all alone. When big questions or emotions come up, talk about what you’re feeling with friends, family or teachers. It’s important to decompress, ask questions, and express your opinions with people you can trust.

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