Community Symposium on Historic Preservation


National monuments and landmarks tell America’s stories of history and culture. Historic and cultural preservation is a significant issue for Asians and Pacific Islanders seeking to safeguard important historic places, preserve unique cultural practices, and receive official recognition of civic contributions. However, few sites associated with API history and cultures have been recognized as landmarks.

During this community symposium, attendees will learn about the current efforts to preserve these histories and places by governmental agencies (National Park Service, California State Historic Preservation Office, and City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources), local community organizations, preservation organizations, and local universities and educational programs.