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The Legacy of the Japanese American Redress Movement

November 1, 2016IASCollaboratives, Events0

The Legacy of the Japanese American Redress Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter and #NoDAPL

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public

During the Los Angeles hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in August 1981, Lillian Baker tries to grab Nisei veteran Jim Kawaminami’s testimony from his hands. Baker, a controversial conservative author and lecturer, denied that Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.

A talk by Gordon Nakagawa.

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
Oct 11 Japanese American Military Service in WWII
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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