C/O Wing Luke Museum, 719 So King St

Seattle, Washington 98104

KAHS Hosts Collective Memory Report Back Session

Collective-Memory-Poster-by Michael Song

In September, as a part of the Korean American Historical Society’s Collective Memory Project, we collected documents, photos and artifacts from members of the Korean community. Each historical item reveals the many facets of Korean immigration to America.

To follow up on that phase of the project, KAHS will host a community forum to discuss the significance of this material and place them in the larger context of the Korean American experience. University of Washington History Professor Moon-Ho Jung will lead the discussion.

This event is free and will be held December 8, at 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Wing Luke Museum. 719 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

According to KAHS President Mel Kang, “These items are important to the Korean community because they give us a very personal view of the Korean American experience. However, this kind of history is often lost when loved ones pass away or families move. As Professor Robert Hyung Chun Kim, reminds us, ‘A community without memory is no community. We are what we are because of our memories.'”

To register, or for more information, please contact CollectiveMemory@KAHS.org

The Collective Memory of the Korean Community project is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is supported by The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

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