BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20111015T000000Z DTEND:20111015T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) presents a Boo k Talk\n by John McReynolds\, author of Vanished Lompoc&rsquo\;s Japanese on Saturday\, October 15\, 2011\, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.\n\nThe book covers the experience of Japanese Americans\, who lived\n in Lompoc\, Cali fornia for over 40 years\, and were blocked from returning to their homes\ , after the closure of the internment camps. The book exposes rural Califo rnia&rsquo\;s anti-Japanese sentiment and the organized campaign to deny J apanese-Americans return to Lompoc. Which included anonymous threats\, a m ysterious fire\, and racial exclusion clauses in farm leases. The blocking \, initiated by a packing shed owner\, a deputy sheriff and a farm advisor \, was 98 percent successful.\n\nMcReynolds interviewed more than 80 survi vors and gathered information from\n candid reports by a War Relocation ag ent. Those who returned\, faced racial prejudice and harassment\, and by 1 948 only two Japanese-Americans remained.\n McReynolds&rsquo\; wide range of investigative writing has appeared in twelve California Central Coast n ewspapers and magazines.&nbsp\;\n\nVanished and his first book\, Lompoc: P adres to Pinot (2009) are available at the California State Museum in Sacr amento\, the Japanese American National\n Museum in Los Angeles and the Ja panese-American National Museum of San Jose.\n\nTo make a reservation to h ear the talk or more information about this event\, please e-mail Eva@JAMs SUMMARY:Book Talk by John McReynolds\, author of Vanished Lompoc’s Japane se URL:/en/events/2011/10/15/book-talk-by-john-mcreynolds-author-of-vanished-l / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR