Japanese Imprisonment and Resettlement

The Power of Our Intergenerational Stories
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This intergenerational presentation will showcase poetry and memoirs about the imprisonment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II. Brian Komei Dempster--a third-generation Sansei--will read poems from his debut collection, Topaz, which looks at the lasting effects of wartime incarceration on his maternal family and younger generations. Along with Dempster, a group of former camp prisoners and mainly second-generation Nisei writers--Florence Ohmura Dobashi, Sato Hashizume, and Daisy Satoda--will present their first-person stories. A book sale by Readers Books follows the event.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai, Chinatown Meeting Room
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