The one-day symposium on June 9, 2006 brought together experts and practitioners of historic and cultural preservation to discuss the preservation of California's Japantowns, acknowledge the 2005 California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP) cultural and historic preservation projects, and honor the individuals and organizations that support and implement preservation efforts for past and present Japantown communities. The Summary Report for the Symposium can be downloaded here.
- Learning about the unique history, opportunities and challenges of preserving the history and culture of California’s Japantown communities.
- Networking with 2004-2005 CCLPEP preservation grant recipients and other preservationists from across California.
- Connecting with others who have faced similar preservation issues and concerns, and get a "heads up" on how to respond when challenges and opportunities arise.
- Collaborating in panel discussions and interactive breakout sessions on the latest in preservation tools and techniques.