Tamiko Nimura: Falling into Public History

Thursday, November 19 - 6pm

Tacoma Historical Society is pleased to co-sponsor the Virtual Heritage Cafe: Broadening Horizons in Historic Preservation with the City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Office and Historic Tacoma.

Tamiko Nimura, a third-generation Japanese American and second-generation Filipina American, is a freelance writer, essayist, community journalist, and public historian. She has degrees from UC Berkeley (BA) and the University of Washington (MA, PhD). Her academic training in literature and American ethnic studies prepared her for her current projects in storytelling, biography, arts writing, public history, social justice, and community service. She is the author of ROSA FRANKLIN: A LIFE IN HEALTH CARE, PUBLIC SERVICE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (Washington State Legislature Oral History Program, 2020) and has written several articles for HistoryLink on Tacoma’s Japanese American history. Other past projects include a tour of Japanese American farms on Vashon Island (RevisitWA.org). She is co-writing a graphic novel called WE HEREBY REFUSE: JAPANESE AMERICAN ACTS OF WARTIME RESISTANCE (Chin Music Press, 2021). Tamiko lives with her composer husband Josh Parmenter and their two daughters in Tacoma.

To join the online event: 


Dial-in: +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 867 1132 7268

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