Join Erica and Tori as they talk to guest speakers Lex McClellan-Ufugusuku and Stephen Yogi of the Okinawan Memories Initiative (OMI). We learn about the programs history and how graduate and undergraduate students at UCSC are working to preserve the history of Okinawa.
We also have Sean Torralba as a guest writer who also participated in OMI as part of the communications team. Read his blog post here to learn what his experience was like!
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Charle Eugene Gail, USCAR Photographer
Gail Project Photo’s: https://gailproject.ucsc.edu/albums
Okinawa Memories Initiative Website: https://okinawamemories.org/
Special Collections at UCSC, https://guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll,
Alan Christy’s Book: https://read.dukeupress.edu/books/book/1893/chapter-abstract/189615/The-Making-of-Imperial-Subjects-in-Okinawa?redirectedFrom=fulltext
United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Military_Government_of_the_Ryukyu_Islands
By Command of Major General Eagles - National archives; Photos, Typewriter Order with a Big Red X: https://gailproject.ucsc.edu/items/show/402
USCAR Photo: https://digital.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/collections/show/56
1950 Post War Okinawa: http://english.ryukyushimpo.jp/2020/05/22/32102/
Kominkan (公民館): A Citizens Hall for a district within a town
Japan Circa 1972: Setting the Stage for Okinawan Reversion Lecture, Dec. 17
Donate to OMI: https://secure.ucsc.edu/s/1069/bp18/interior.aspx?sid=1069&gid=1001&pgid=780&cid=1749&dids=644
Alexyss “Lex” McClellan-Ufugusuku (she/her) Facebook: Alexyss “Lex” Ufugusuku Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Yogi (he/him) Instagram: @norcalsushi
Sean Torralba (he/him)
Ippee nifee deebiru (thank you very much!) to Jesse Shiroma and his band Streetlight Cadence for providing this episode's music and Brandon Ufugusuku-Ing for the music for the fun fact! More info can be found at the following:
Jesse Shiroma Instagram: @jesseshiroma
Streetlight Cadence Instagram: @streetlightcadence Listen to Streetlight Cadence’s music on Bandcamp streetlightcadence.bandcamp.com/ Brandon Ufugusuku-Ing Instagram: @lets_sing_uchinaaguchi Listen to Brandon’s music on Bandcamp brandoning.bandcamp.com
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