"Little Manila Recreated" Virtual Reality Museum Exhibit Presentation
Friday, June 15 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
William Knox Holt Memorial Library, Community Room
Corner of Dave Brubeck Way and Atchley Way
"Little Manila Recreated" is a University of the 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 grant for "Little Manila Recreated" from California Humanities, in partnership with 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.