LOS ANGELES (Aug. 5, 2014) — Quite often, I am reminded of the fact that so many people, in varied ways, have contributed to the amazing history and on-going work of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center over the past forty-five years. This includes those who were not formally part of the Center, but whose life experiences were such that they have seen fit to support our work.
Such was the case for the late Dr. Sanbo and Kazuko Sakaguchi who through their estate recently established a research endowment. This issue of our e-newsletter contains an article that provides further details of their generous gift.
In speaking with a family member, I was struck by how incarceration during World War II and its aftereffects, in part, informed the dedicated service of Sakaguchi family members to others for many decades. We are deeply honored to extend that legacy as part of the Center’s commitment toward community-based research.
David K. Yoo
Director & Professor
UCLA Asian American Studies Center