2008 National Conference » Speakers

Mitchell Maki

Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Dr. Maki is the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Maki was Interim Dean of the College of Health & Human Services at California State University, Los Angeles and prior to that, Assistant Professor in the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Department of Social Welfare. He received his bachelor's degree in Public Affairs, and his masters and doctorate degrees in Social Work from the University of Southern California. He is the lead author of the award-winning book, Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress, which is a case study of the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Additionally, Dr. Maki has authored numerous articles about multicultural social work issues. Dr. Maki is active in several community groups and serves on the advisory board for the California Civil Liberties Education Project. Dr. Maki is a frequent lecturer on Japanese American issues.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 4

Welcome Program and Special Veterans Panel
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 555, Centennial, Colorado; Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 21, Arvada, Colorado, Honorary Color Guard Escorts
Jennie Chin Hansen, President-Elect, AARP
Kenny Endo, Taiko Artist, Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble
Edward Ichiyama, 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Akemi Kikumura Yano, President & CEO, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, Medal of Honor Recipient
Mustang Cadet Squadron, Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Centennial, Colorado, Presentation of Colors
National Anthem, Elaine and Emily Kazutomi
George Sakato, Medal of Honor Recipient
Kaoru Watanabe, Fue Artist
Time: 12:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Centennial Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Topic: General Activity

Saturday, July 5

Morning Plenary Session
Tracey Doi, Group Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
John W. Hickenlooper, Mayor, City/County of Denver
Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dale Minami, Partner, Minami & Tamaki
Federico Peña, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Marsha Semmel, Director for Strategic Partnerships, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Location: Centennial Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Topic: General Activity

Japanese American Redress: An Overview
Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 7, 4th Floor
Topic: Basic Introduction

Redressing America: Civil Liberties and Social Justice Activism in Post-World War II
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga
Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Alan Nishio, Associate Faculty Member, California State University, Long Beach
John Tateishi
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor
Topic: Diversity, Democracy, and Social Justice

Afternoon Plenary Session
Anan Ameri, Director, Arab American National Museum
Sybil Jordan Hampton, President Emeritus, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Irene Hirano, Executive Advisor, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Centennial Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Topic: General Activity