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Stories of Japanese American Imprisonment

Virtual Program

2022-02-16 18:00:00 2022-02-16 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Stories of Japanese American Imprisonment Speaker Sam Mihara recounts his wartime experiences, talks about why Executive Order 9066 camps were created and lessons learned, and sheds light on civil rights violations endured by the Japanese American community World War II. For adults. Asian Pacific Resource Center

Wednesday, February 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-16 18:00:00 2022-02-16 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Stories of Japanese American Imprisonment Speaker Sam Mihara recounts his wartime experiences, talks about why Executive Order 9066 camps were created and lessons learned, and sheds light on civil rights violations endured by the Japanese American community World War II. For adults. Asian Pacific Resource Center

Speaker Sam Mihara recounts his wartime experiences, talks about why Executive Order 9066 camps were created and lessons learned, and sheds light on civil rights violations endured by the Japanese American community World War II. For adults.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, a 1942 wartime order authorizing the forcible incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara was 9 years old when his family was uprooted from their community in San Francisco and forced to live in a desolate Wyoming prison camp. Join us as Sam recounts his wartime experiences, talks about why the camps were created and lessons learned, and sheds light on civil rights violations endured by the Japanese American community during World War II. For adults.

This is a virtual event hosted on Webex. This event will not be recorded.

Image Citation: Adams, A., photographer. (1943) Mess line, noon, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams. California Manzanar, 1943. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002695984/.

AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures & Conversations | History, Society, & Culture |

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Asian Pacific Resource Center

Phone: 626.573.5220

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 Closed
Sun, Aug 21 Closed

About the branch

The Asian Pacific Resource Center (APRC) established in 1979, is a special collection of LA County Library located in the Rosemead Library. Its scope encompasses both academic materials as well as film, music, novels, magazines, and newspapers. The emphasis of the collection is on the Asian American / Pacific Islander American experience, with core holdings on the history, art, and culture - of China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hawaii, and American Samoa. The center has over 100 titles on microfilm of historical Asian immigrant newspapers published in the United States. Also on microfilm, the center has newspapers and documents from the Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

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