Lecture: Greg Robinson - Canadian Internment Experience

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Community Event

May 201124
5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.

NWEA building
121 NW Everett St.
Portland, Oregon, 97209
United States


In conjunction with the exhibit Taken: FBI , Oregon Nikkei Endowment invites you to join us in welcoming Dr. Greg Robinson, a native New Yorker and Associate Professor of History at Université du Québec À Montréal, and a board member of that university’s Center for United States Studies. Dr. Robinson will be presenting a lecture on how the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, proved catastrophic in different ways for Nikkei in the United States and Canada. In the aftermath of the attack, a thousand long-term residents—transformed at a stroke into enemy aliens—were rounded up by the United States government. While Canada interned only 38 individuals following the outbreak of war with Japan, pressure from the West Coast soon led Ottawa to institute mass removal of all Japanese Canadians, with families broken up by official decree.

Lecture at 5pm at the Northwest Evaluation Association building at 121 NW Everett Street in Portland. Free and open to the public.
Taken: FBI
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
121 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
www.oregonnikkei.org

 

Oregon_Nikkei . Last modified Apr 28 2011 1:32 p.m.


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