STOCKTON–Join California Humanities grantee for a special presentation unveiling Little Manila Recreated, a virtual reality museum exhibit that reconstructs the now-demolished mid-twentieth century neighborhood of Little Manila in downtown Stockton. After the presentation, come play a demo of the game, which will be on display at the Filipino American National Historical Society in downtown Stockton. The 2018 Digital Delta Summer fellows at the University of the Pacific will discuss the creation and purpose of their work and their collaborations with the local community to make this project possible.
“Little Manila Recreated” is a University of Pacific project done in collaboration with the Filipino-American National Historical Society (FANHS) and the Little Manila Foundation. A team of students with faculty and staff from history, computer science, and the Library is creating a virtual reality museum exhibit that digitally reconstructs the now-demolished Little Manila neighborhood in Stockton and interprets its significance as a center of regional and national Filipino-American culture. The project uses historical research and interviews and forges ties between past and present immigrants, while historicizing the effects of immigration policies and city planning decisions on community cohesion.
The Digital Deltas project received a prestigious Humanities for All Project Grant for “Little Manila Recreated” from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Humanities for All is a new grant program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. This project would not be possible without the help of California Humanities.
Friday, June 15, 2018, 6:00 pm @ William Knox Holt Memorial Library, Community Room (Corner of Dave Brubeck Way and Atchley Way)
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211
Free and Open to the Public. Parking is available in front of Burns Tower or on Dave Brubeck Avenue.
You can next catch Little Manila Recreated on:
June 23, 2018, 10 am @ Filipino American National Historical Society Museum337 E Weber Ave
Stockton, CA 95211