KAREN INOUYE, LON KURASHIGE & GREG ROBINSON at Seattle Public Central Library
Lessons from World War II: Enduring Legacies of Japanese American Incarceration
Co-presented with SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY & DENSHO. Three leading scholars of Japanese American history will discuss the circumstances that lead to U.S. government’s World War II incarceration of people of Japanese heritage and the Incarceration’s bearing on current events, including racial profiling of American Muslims and the racialized politics on display in the current election cycle. Karen M. Inouye is the author of The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration (Stanford University Press). Lon Kurashige is the author of Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States (University of North Carolina Press). Greg Robinson, whose latest book is The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches (University Press of Colorado) is also the other of A Tragedy of Democracy, After Camp (winner of the Caroline Bancroft History Prize), and By Order of the President. Brian Niiya, Densho Content Director and editor of the Densho encyclopedia, moderates. More about Densho, free online resource about the history of the Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration experience at densho.org. Free admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call 206.386.4636.