SACRAMENTO — “Celebrating a Life and Legacy: Tribute to Wayne Maeda” is scheduled for Friday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the California Suite at the University Union on the CSU Sacramento campus.

Wayne Maeda (1947-2013)

Maeda was one of California’s foremost scholars on Japanese American history, with four decades of college instruction and research in ethnic studies and significant experience in print, video and museum presentation of history to general audiences. He began teaching at Sacramento State in 1971 and was a founding member of the Ethnic Studies Center and Asian American Studies.

He retired in 2011 and passed away on Feb. 27 at the age of 65, followed by his wife, Lorrie Toohey, on March 2. A memorial service was held on March 8 at Sacramento Betsuin Buddhist Church.

The tribute is sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Program, and Full Circle Project.

For more information, contact Tim Fong at or Greg Mark at

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