Life in an American Concentration Camp
Life in an American Concentration Camp:
The Japanese American Experience during World War II
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop
Free and open to the public
Sally Sudo is a Japanese American and former internee during WWII.
The Program in Asian American Studies and the Heritage Collaborative Present
75 Years After Japanese American Incarceration Speaker Series
This speaker series is a part of the IAS Heritage Collaborative and the Asian American Studies course AAS 3920. We have invited Japanese American leaders committed to raising the awareness of the wartime Japanese American experience, and their contributions to the cause of justice. The series also features local Somali American leaders. Throughout, we explore the relevance and resonance of the history of Japanese American incarceration in our contemporary times marked by Islamophobia and various forms of bigotry and violence directed at immigrants, refugees, and people of color. Other talks in this series:
Oct 11 Japanese American Military Service in WWII
Nov 1 The Legacy of the Japanese American Redress Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Nov 15 Living in the Age of Islamophobia and Resurgent Bigotry and Violence
Cosponsored by the IAS Heritage Collaborative, the African Studies Initiative, the Department of African American & African Studies, and the Program in Asian American Studies. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS (firstname.lastname@example.org 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.
A Japanese American unfurled this banner the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, just prior to his internment.
Photo: March 1942, Dorothea Lange