DISCOVER NIKKEI PROGRAM: "Redress Remembered: WWII Rendition of Japanese Latin Americans" in Los Angeles on October 25, 2008

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Conference/Presentation

Oct 200825
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street

Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Redress Remembered: WWII Rendition of Japanese Latin Americans
Saturday, October 25, 2008
2-4pm followed by a light reception

During WWII, over 2200 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were kidnapped from 13 Latin American countries and interned in Department of Justice camps and Army facilities in the U.S. for the purpose of hostage exchange. Learn more about what they endured during WWII, their ongoing redress struggle to hold the U.S. government accountable for war crimes, and lessons for present day challenges.

Speakers:
Karen Parker, Esq.
Counsel for former Japanese Peruvian internees in U.S. courts and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, with expertise in human rights and humanitarian (armed conflict) law

Richard Katsuda
Educator and Co-chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

Craig Ishii
Regional Director, Pacific Southwest District, Japanese American Citizens League

Moderator: Grace Shimizu
Director, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, and Coordinator, Campaign For Justice: Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans!

The program will include a spoken word performance by Naomi Quinones and a screening of the DVD trailer of "Stolen Lives," produced by Kiku Lani Iwata and Kimi Iwata Romming (Tara Entertainment).

FREE! RSVP required to 213.625.0414 ext. 2222, or rsvp@janm.org (subject: JLA Redress).
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Presented in collaboration with Campaign for Justice: Redress Now For Japanese Latin Americans!; Japanese American Citizen’s League–Pacific Southwest District; Discover Nikkei; Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress; Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project; and the Japanese American National Museum.

Cosponsoring organizations: Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles; Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); Japanese American Bar Association of Greater Los Angeles (JABA); Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; JACL Civil Rights Caucus; and Korean American Bar Association of Southern California.

Partnering organizations: Manzanar Committee and Tomo no Kai, University of California at Irvine


Reception sponsored by El Virrey, Kotosh, Mario's Peruvian & Seafood, and Pollos El Brasero.
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* Photo: Panama Canal Zone: Japanese Peruvians en route to U.S. Internment Camps. April 2, 1942. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo. National Archives. Courtesy of National Japanese American Historical Society.

 

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