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Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

Chicago Community Commemorates 2017 Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066; Over 700 People Attend Weekend of Arts and Youth Programming

Ryan Masaaki Yokota

“This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. “This can happen again, maybe to someone you love, or maybe to you. So let’s not repeat the ...

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Ryan Masaaki Yokota is a Yonsei/Shin-Nisei Japanese/Okinawan American who currently lives in Chicago, IL. He holds a PhD in East Asian History from the University of Chicago and an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA. His recently completed dissertation is titled "Okinawan Postwar Nationalism(s): Independence, Autonomy, and Indigenousness, 1945-2008." His previous academic writings have been on Okinawan Peruvians in Los Angeles, the history of Japanese and Okinawans in Cuba, and an interview with Pat Sumi, seminal figure in the Asian American Movement.

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