BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5433@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20171006T000000Z DTEND:20171006T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Tom Ikeda</strong>\, Founder and Executive Director of <strong>Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project</strong> will discuss how the WWII Japanese American incarceration happened during a time of fe ar\, and how we are seeing similar fears manifest in America today. He wil l also share how immigration bans\, discriminatory laws and imprisonment i n an American concentration camp affected his Gold Star Japanese immigrant grandparents. In 1996\, Tom founded Densho\, a nonprofit organization bas ed in Seattle\, dedicated to preserving\, educating and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity. He has received numerous awards including the Humanities Washington Award for out standing achievement in the public humanities\, the National JACL Japanese American of the Biennium award for Education and the Microsoft Alumni Int egral Fellows Award. SUMMARY:“Why the Japanese American Incarceration Matters Today” with De nsho Executive Director Tom Ikeda URL:/en/events/2017/10/06/why-the-japanese-american-incarceration-matters-t / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR