BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20091203T000000Z DTEND:20091203T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Event Overview\n\n<blockquote><em>"With a narrative style that is consistently crisp\, clear\, and cogent\, this book brilliantly fills a significant void in the study of the Japanese American detention in World War II."</em>\n&nbsp\;&nbsp\;-- Arthur A. Hansen\, editor of the Japanese American World War II Evacuation Oral History Project</blockquote>\n<a hr ef=" l" target="_blank">Camp Harmony: Seattle's Japanese Americans and the Puya llup Assembly Center</a>&nbsp\;is the first full portrait of a single "ass embly center"--located at the Western Washington fairgrounds at Puyallup\, outside Seattle--that held Japanese Americans for four months prior to th eir transfer to an incarceration camp during World War II. Gathering archi val evidence and eyewitness accounts\, Fiset reconstructs the events leadi ng up to the detention as they unfolded on a local level: arrests of Issei leaders\, Nikkei response to the war dynamics\, debates within the white community\, and the forced removal of the Nikkei community from Bainbridge Island. The book explores the daily lives of the more than seven thousand inmates at "Camp Harmony\," detailing how they worked\, played\, ate\, an d occasionally fought with each other and with their captors.\n\nAbout the speaker\n\nLouis Fiset\, Affiliate Associate Professor\, University of Wa shington\, is also the author of&nbsp\;<a href=" uwpress/search/books/FISIMP.html" target="_blank">Imprisoned Apart: The Wo rld War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple</a>&nbsp\;and co-editor of&nb sp\;<a href="" t arget="_blank">Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest</a>. The introduction will be given by Roger Daniels\, Ph.D.\, Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati.\n\nProgram\n\n6:00 p.m.\nAudi torium doors open\n\n6:30 p.m.\nIntroduction by Roger Daniels\n\n6:40 p.m. \nLecture by Louis Fiset\n\n7:20 p.m.\nQuestions by audience\n\n7:30 p.m.\ nBook sales and signing\n\nAdmission\n\nThis event is free of charge. Admi ssion to the Wing Luke Asian Museum is free every third Thursday of the mo nth.\n\nDirections\n\nThe Wing Luke Asian Museum is located in Seattle's I nternational District at&nbsp\;<a href=" p\;source=s_q&amp\;hl=en&amp\;geocode=&amp\;q=719+South+King+Street\,+Seat tle\,+WA+98104&amp\;ie=UTF8&amp\;z=16&amp\;iwloc=A" target="_blank">719 So uth King Street</a>. Directions available at&nbsp\;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.\n\nEvent Co-sponsors\n\n Densho co-presents this event with the&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.wingluke. org/" target="_blank">Wing Luke Asian Museum</a>.\n\nQuestions?\n\nFor mor e information\, contact Densho at 206-320-0095 or&nbsp\;<a> </a>. SUMMARY:Camp Harmony: Seattle's Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembl y Center - Talk by Louis Fiset URL:/en/events/2009/12/03/camp-harmony-seattles-japanese-americans-and-the/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR