Monday, June 17, 2013

"The Neighborhoods of Baseball" Symposium, Saturday, June 22, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

If you are in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 22, please join Kerry Yo Nakagawa and Bill Staples, Jr., of the Nisei Baseball Research Project at this special one-day event. It is free and open to the public.

DOWNLOAD: Bill Staples' Presentation (5MB, PDF)

“THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF BASEBALL” SYMPOSIUM

The Baseball Reliquary, in conjunction with the Latino Baseball History Project and Plaza de la Raza, will sponsor a day-long symposium, "The Neighborhoods of Baseball," on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  The symposium will include a variety of thematic panel discussions designed to document and interpret the role that amateur, semi-professional, and professional baseball has played in the history and development of the Mexican American, Japanese American, and African American communities of Southern California.

The symposium, which is open to the public and free of charge, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Margo Albert Theater at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031.



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Full Press Release:

“THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF BASEBALL” SYMPOSIUM TO FEATURE PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Date & Times: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Information: (626) 791-7647 or terymar@earthlink.net
Directions/Parking: (626) 993-4094

            The Baseball Reliquary, in conjunction with the Latino Baseball History Project and Plaza de la Raza, will sponsor a day-long symposium, “The Neighborhoods of Baseball,” on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  The symposium will include a variety of thematic panel discussions designed to document and interpret the role that amateur, semi-professional, and professional baseball has played in the history and development of the Mexican American, Japanese American, and African American communities of Southern California.
            Organized by Baseball Reliquary Executive Director Terry Cannon, and Latino Baseball History Project advisers Tomas Benitez and Richard Santillan, “The Neighborhoods of Baseball” will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Margo Albert Theater at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031.  The symposium is open to the public and free of charge.  A box lunch will be available at nominal cost to all attendees.
            Three panel discussions will feature themes that have been explored over the years through programs, exhibitions, and books sponsored by the Latino Baseball History Project, but the symposium will offer a broader, cross-cultural perspective on how the Mexican American, Japanese American, and African American communities of Southern California were impacted by baseball; how their experiences differed and paralleled each other in the development of their communities and identities; how they engaged and interacted with each other through the lens of community baseball; and how baseball was a factor in defining identity (including gender issues and attitudes) and the process of Americanization.
            The three panel discussions will explore the impact of baseball in terms of “Community & Identity Building,” “The Players’ Perspective,” and “Labor Relations.”  Following the three panels will be a wrapup roundtable discussion looking at “Future Possibilities for Research.”  Panel/discussion moderators will be Jorge Iber, Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University; Samuel O. Regalado, Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus; Mark Ocegueda, PhD student in History, University of California, Irvine; and Richard Santillan, Professor Emeritus, Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  As of this date, confirmed panelists/speakers include Cesar Caballero, Margaret Villa Cryan, Christopher Docter, Alice Gomez, Daryl Grigsby, Bob Lagunas, Susan Luevano, Kerry Yo Nakagawa, Al Padilla, Armando Perez, Bill Staples, Bobby Umemoto, and Sandra Uribe.  Additional panelists may be announced shortly.
            The festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with welcoming remarks from Cesar Caballero, Dean of the John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino, home base for the Latino Baseball History Project.  Dean Caballero will be followed by Dr. Samuel O. Regalado, author of Viva Baseball! Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger and Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues, who will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.
            Following the panels and roundtable discussion, the day’s festivities will conclude with a book signing between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., featuring several of the author/historians present.  Richard Santillan, co-author of all three Arcadia books published in conjunction with the Latino Baseball History Project – Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles, Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire, and Mexican American Baseball in Orange County – will sign copies along with his fellow authors.
            For additional information on “The Neighborhoods of Baseball” Symposium, please contact Terry Cannon, Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary, by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at terymar@earthlink.net.  For directions and parking information, contact Tomas Benitez by phone at (626) 993-4094.
            “The Neighborhoods of Baseball” Symposium is made possible with support from Cal Humanities, an independent non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, visit www.calhum.org.  The symposium is also made possible, in part, by a grant to the Baseball Reliquary from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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