2012 marks the 70th anniversary of a momentous event in American history: the signing of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forcible removal of more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent to concentration camps. Approximately two-thirds of them were U.S. citizens.
By way of commemoration, a distinguished group of panelists will discuss what the Japanese American experience of World War II has meant to them, how it has affected their work as historians and artists, and the strategies they have developed for integrating the Japanese American past with the American present and future as a whole.
Registration begins at 6 p.m. The first 50 registrants will receive complimentary copies of the following materials:
Donald Hata's Japanese Americans and World War II, From Our Side of the Fence featuring writings and art by Ruth Okimoto and choice of either Steven Okazaki's All We Could Carry or gayle yamada's Uncommon Courage.