2008 National Conference » Speakers

Alan Nishio

Associate Faculty Member, California State University, Long Beach

Until his recent retirement, Alan Nishio served as the Associate Vice President for Student Services at California State University, Long Beach. In this capacity, he was responsible for a variety of student service programs at CSULB. Alan continues as an associate faculty member in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. Alan has maintained a long involvement in community activities and is the current President of the Board of the Little Tokyo Service Center, a community development corporation in Los Angeles. Alan is also a past President and member of the Board of the California Conference for Equality and Justice, a human relations organization based in Long Beach. Alan is currently a member of the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council and chairs their Preserving California’s Japantowns Committee. Alan was actively involved in the successful campaign to gain redress for Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II and was a founder and co-chair of the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

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