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Japanese American Military Service in World War II

October 11, 2016IASCollaboratives, Events0

Japanese American Military Service in World War II

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm
Minnesota History Center

Free and open to the public

nakasoneImage: MN Historical Society

Edwin “Bud” Nakasone, left, shown here in occupied Japan in 1947, served as an interpreter in the U.S. Army after World War II. He attended a secret military language training school at Fort Snelling at the end of the war and later settled in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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 4 Life in an American Concentration Camp
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 (ias@umn.edu 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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