2008 National Conference » Speakers

Kara Miyagishima

Historian - Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Kara Mariko Miyagishima, a native of Colorado, received her B.A. in English and Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000. Kara works for the National Park Service as a historian, primarily on preservation and interpretation projects related to Japanese Americans in World War II. In 2007, Kara completed her M.A. thesis on Japanese Americans in Colorado and received her degree in history from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 4

All Camps / World War II Japanese American Historic Sites Meeting
Amy Cole, Sr. Program Officer & Regional Attorney, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mountains/Plains Office
Diane Matsuda, Executive Officer, California Historical & Preservation Endowment
Kara Miyagishima, Historian - Intermountain Region, National Park Service
Gerald Yamada, Partner, O'Connor & Hannan. LLP
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor
Topic: Passing It Forward

Saturday, July 5

Preserving a Historic Place: Nihonmachi in California and the Interior West
Donna Graves, Project Director, Preserving California's Japantowns
Sojin Kim, Curator of History, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Kara Miyagishima, Historian - Intermountain Region, National Park Service
Raymond Uno, Judge (Retired)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mineral Hall B & C, 3rd Floor
Topic: Defining, Preserving and Expanding the Community