Join JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment and Chandler Museum for an upcoming presentation series.
November 4 at 1pm: Japanese Internment: When Some Americans Looked Like the Enemy with Docent Jody Crago.
Hear a thought-provoking talk about how and why Japanese immigrants came to America, and what led up to the Japanese internment camps of WWII. Listen to the stories of people who were incarcerated behind barbed wire at the Gila River Internment Camp, located only a few miles from Chandler, because war suddenly made friends and neighbors look like the enemy.
MORE ABOUT JODY CRAGO:
Jody Crago’s 29-year career has focused on small museums. He oversaw the new Chandler Museum construction project and co-created the online resource ChandlerpediA, revolutionizing how the museum engages with its community. He is a co-founder of the East Valley Cultural Heritage Coalition in Phoenix AZ, served on the AASLH National Leadership Awards Committee, and is a former President of the Museum Association of Arizona.
December 2 at 11am: Visual Stories: Dorothea Lange's Depression Era Photography in Chandler, Arizona.
Photographer Dorothea Lange traveled to Chandler three times in the late 1930s and early 1940s, capturing iconic images of a transformative time. Her work revealed life in an auto camp, on the Farm Security Administration Cooperative Farm, within a migrant family, and more. This talk will explore the impact of the Great Depression on Chandler by highlighting Lange’s subjects and stories as told through the lens of her camera. Presented by Tiffani Egnor.
MORE ABOUT TIFFANI EGNOR:
Tiffani Egnor has worked in museum education for ten plus years and is currently the Education Coordinator at the Chandler Museum. She holds a BA in History from the University of Puget Sound and MA in History with a Public History, Museum Studies emphasis from Colorado State University.