"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
LONG BEACH– The population in Long Beach dramatically increased to support the World War II effort. Craig Hendricks, Kaye Briegel, and Jack Humphrey will discuss how this impacted everyday life.Panelists will describe how social conditions changed as Long Beach geared up to support our troops fighting overseas. Dr. Craig Hendricks (Emeritus LBCC) will discuss the town’s dramatically increasing population and how it impacted many aspects of everyday life including housing, schools public health and other challenges. Dr. Kaye Briegel (Emerita CSULB) will discuss how increasing economic activity created employment opportunities for women and people of color who had previously been excluded from industrial jobs; these new workers also impacted social life in Long Beach. Demographer, Jack Humphrey will describe Long Beach’s changing war time demographics. The discussion expands upon a Historical Society of Long Beach exhibition, Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor. The program is free to the public and ADA accessible. Street parking is located on Atlantic Ave, Burlinghall Dr, Cartagena St, and Lime Ave in Long Beach. Panel Discussion: World War II Brings Social Change to Long Beach Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 PM Location: Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807 RSVP requested 562-424-2220. Contact Person: Julie Bartolotto, Executive Director, Historical Society of Long Beach, julieb@Hslb.org, 562/424-2220 Event URL: www.hslb.org This event is part of the Humanities for All Quick Grant funded project entitled ILLUMINATING WORLD WAR II IN LONG BEACH. To learn about the Humanities for All Quick Grants, visit our web page here.