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Life in an American War Relocation Camp
October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
On February 19, 1942, following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, a mandate that required all Americans of Japanese ancestry to enter internment camps.
Join special panelists Catherine Ladnier, Greg Robinson, and Karen Korematsu as they discuss everyday life for Japanese American citizens that were denied their freedom and rights due to their Japanese ancestry.
This special event will be both in-person and virtual.
Catherine Ladnier (presenting in-person) will share the stories of young, resilient Japanese American women through personal letters written about their new lives behind barbed wire.
Professor of American History at the University of Quebec, Greg Robinson (presenting virtually) will discuss his book, The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans.
Karen Korematsu, daughter of national civil rights hero Fred T. Korematsu, will share the story of her father’s refusal to be incarcerated, appealing his case all the way to the Supreme Court. Korematsu will be presenting virtually.
Free to UHM Members.
Program is included with general admission for all other guests attending in-person.
To attend virtually, cost is $5.00 per non-member.