BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190223T000000Z DTEND:20190223T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>FREE</strong>\n\nDuncan Ryuken Williams\, a Soto Zen Bu ddhist priest and Director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Relig ions and Culture\, will speak about his new book\, <em>American Sutra: A S tory of Faith and Freedom During the Second World War</em> (Harvard Univer sity Press\, February 2019)\, about the Japanese American Buddhist experie nce in the WWII incarceration camps.\n\nWilliams will explore questions of faith\, identity\, and resilience in the face of dislocation\, loss\, and uncertainty. He will also focus on the importance of upholding bedrock Am erican values&mdash\;religious freedom\, tolerance\, social and racial jus tice\, and civil liberties&mdash\;in our historical moment. His presentati on will be followed by comments and discussion with Brian Niiya (Content D irector\, Densho)\, Naomi Hirahara (award-winning author and historian)\, and Valerie Matsumoto (UCLA Aratani Chair on the Japanese American Incarce ration\, Redress\, and Community).\n\nReception and book signing will foll ow. This program is free\, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below. \n\n<strong><a href=" 2&amp\;txobjid=99cc1947-b83c-40cf-90cd-355ec84b476f" target="_blank">Click here for updates and to RSVP.</a></strong>\n<em>Presented in partnership with USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.</em> SUMMARY:Author Discussion—"American Sutra" by Duncan Williams URL:/en/events/2019/02/23/author-discussionamerican-sutra-by-duncan-willi/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR