Center for east Asian Studies, University of Chicago: A Vanished Dream: Wartime Story of My Japanese Grandfather - A Conversation with Regina Boone| Virtual

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April 21, 2022
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies

Please join us in talking with Regina Boone at 6PM (CDT) on Thursday, April 21, 2022, to hear more about her ongoing quest. Attendees are asked to watch the film in advance, on their own time (available for free on the NHK World YouTube channel), and submit comments and questions through the online form (which will remain open through Sunday, April 17, 2022). Regina will respond to the submitted questions LIVE during the event. Accompanying Regina will be Emma Ito (Director of Education at Virginia Humanities), who specializes in Japanese and Japanese American history in Virginia. The event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, and is free and open to the public

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Regina H. Boone is an award-winning photojournalist who has spent more than twenty years documenting human resilience, from her hometown of Richmond, Virginia (working for her family’s weekly newspaper, the Richmond Free Press) to Detroit (where she spent nearly fourteen years at the Detroit Free Press).  

In 2016 Time magazine chose a portrait of hers as its cover image documenting the Flint water crisis. This same photograph, showing a toddler afflicted by the contaminated water, made CNN’s 2020 list of “100 Photos that Defined the Decade.”

Emma Ito (she/her) is the director of education at Virginia Humanities where she is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of educational resources for teachers, students, and lifelong learners.  Prior to working at Virginia Humanities, Emma worked at the Library of Virginia, where she spearheaded an initiative to research Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) history in the library’s collections and engaged with community members both across the state and nationally to highlight APIDA experiences through programming and outreach. 


This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies with generous support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the United States Department of Education.

Contact Info: 

Hyeonjin Schubert

Center Administrator

The Center for East Asian Studies, The University of Chicago

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