San Diego 101
San Diego During WWI: Awakening of a Sleepy City
TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00PM | ZOOM
ABOUT THE EVENT
Isolated little San Diego was far from the battlefields of Europe where the “Great War” was being fought. However, that conflict did eventually have repercussions in the area, disrupting business and social life, but also giving rise to new technologies for the military. Linda Canada will talk about the impact of having a huge new Army training base on the outskirts of the city, the rise of the Navy, and how the community reacted to the influx of people. Find out how San Diego’s women’s clubs, churches, and high school students contributed to the war effort on the home front.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Linda Canada holds an undergraduate degree in History from UCLA, and a law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles. Twenty years after leaving her legal practice she still considers herself a “recovering lawyer” and has worked exclusively in the field of local history. From 2005-2017 Linda served as the archivist for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), and was its President 2009-2012. Linda has given talks for the History Center’s Speakers Bureau for more than 20 years.
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