Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story

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Conference/Presentation

Jun 201724
3:00p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Hidden Internment Documentary
Update on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearing
Art Shibayama, hearing petitioner
Bekki Shibayama, hearing witness
Grace Shimizu, Campaign for Justice Director
Q&A Community Discussion
During WWII, the U.S. committed a secretive atrocity against Peruvians of Japanese ancestry. Seized from their homes in Peru and imprisoned in Crystal City, TX, entire families were used in hostage exchanges for American prisoners held in Japan. Stripped of their passports and legal documents, many–including the Shibayama family–were left stateless and not allowed to return home after the war. On June 24th, join us for an intimate talk with Art Shibayama, who still continues to petition the US government for a proper acknowledgement and redress for these wartime crimes committed over 70 years ago.

 

JAMsj . Last modified May 08 2017 8:58 a.m.


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