And Then They Came For Us...

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California State University Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

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And Then They Came For Us...
A Symposium marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 authorizing the mass incarceration of Japanese-American citizens during WWII



2:30 pm to 3:45 pm, LSU Ballroom A&B

Kim Yasuda - Artist, UCSB Professor of Art

Kim Yasuda is an artist and professor of Public Practice in the Department of Art at University of California Santa Barbara. Her work investigates the role of art, artists and educational institutions in community development and civic life.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, CT; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco, and in the Japanese American National Museum's "Finding Family Stories" exhibition in 1998


4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, LSU Ballroom A&B
Tom Ikeda- Founding Executive Director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

Tom is the founding Executive Director of Densho. He is a sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. His parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho. During the last 20 years, Tom has conducted over 200 video-recorded, oral history interviews with Japanese Americans, created online and classroom curriculum, and trained over 1,000 teachers. Ikeda has received numerous awards for his historical contributions, including the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities, the National JACL Japanese American of the Biennium award for Education, the Microsoft Technology for Good Award, and the Microsoft Alumni Fellows Award.

Using web technology, Densho provides access to over 400 video testimonies, 10,000 historical photos and documents, and in-depth teacher resources to explore principles of democracy by examining the World War II experiences of Japanese Americans.


5:30 pm
Reception and formal opening of archives exhibition (Library Cultural Arts Gallery, LIB 1940).
And Then They Came For Us...
An Exhibition marking the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 authorizing the mass incarceration of Japanese-American citizens during WWII.

Exhibit runs February 9, 2017-May 19, 2017 in the Library Cultural Arts Gallery, LIB 1940

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7 pm to 8 pm, 5th Floor Library South

Satsuki Ina Ph.D.
Satsuki Ina, Ph.D., is a filmmaker and psychotherapist who was born in the Tule Lake Segregation Center during World War II. Dr. Ina is currently a psychotherapist in private practice in Sacramento and Berkeley. She has also produced two documentary films about the Japanese American concentration camp experience which have been broadcast nationally on PBS: Children of the Camps and From a Silk Cocoon. She has just completed a book based on letters, diaries, and poetry written by her parents, who were held in separate prison camps

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