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Japanese American intergenerational Trauma and Cultural Resilience: Implications for Survivors and Victims of Crime

Date: November 20, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

The Serving California's DIVERSITY Project is hosting a webinar titled Japanese American Intergenerational Trauma and Cultural Resilience: Implications for Survivors and Victims of Crime by traci ishigo of Vigilant Love, on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 10am-11am PST.

This webinar invites and engages professionals in critical reflection and dialogue about American history that centers Japanese American experiences of war, profiling, surveillance, forced removal, incarceration, and state-sponsored trauma, which continues to impact generations of Nikkei (people of Japanese descent) and their families in the United States. Participants will explore topics of intergenerational trauma, cultural values, and various socio-political realities which may influence a Nikkei survivor’s experience as a victim of crime, as well as what professionals should be prepared to know when working with people of Japanese descent. 

The presenter, traci ishigo, will share about their experiences as mixed-generation Japanese American, Buddhist, queer clinical social worker, therapist, community organizer in Little Tokyo, and Co-Director of the grassroots solidarity organization, Vigilant Love. 

Learning objectives:

    •    Provide an overview of Japanese American history of the Issei and Nisei generation
    •    Discuss the intergenerational impacts on Sansei, Yosei and Gosei generations through a clinical trauma-informed & critical race perspective
    •    Reflect on how Japanese cultural values serve as resources for resilience, and their implications on experiences of victimization in JA community 

To register click here

If you have any questions or comments please contact Kelly Flugum at (707) 707-992-0834 or email


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