The Asian American Studies Program (ASAM) and The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) present "RESISTANCE, REDRESS, and the DAY OF REMEMBRANCE" by Frank Abe, Lead Author of "WE HEREBY REFUSE Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration."
WE HEREBY REFUSE: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration is the story of camp as you’ve never seen it before, a new graphic novel which presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present. Japanese Americans complied when evicted from their homes in World War II – but many refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration camps without a fight. For the first time, three of their stories are woven together into one epic narrative.
Frank will draw the line from the principled resistance in the wartime camps to the constitutional stand for redress and reparations after the war that led to creation of the Day of Remembrance, which we commemorate this week.
Hosted in the Asian American Across the Disciplines Series by ASAM Lecturer Robert Buscher in his class Asian American Activism.
Lear more about FRANK ABE here!
Program of the event:
6:30 pm Welcome and Introduction
6:35 pm to 7:45 pm Author' s Talk
7:45 pm to 8:00 pm Q&A fallow by Book signing
The book "WE HEREBY REFUSE Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration." will be sold during the entire event.