MIRA SHIMABUKURO & BOB SHIMABUKURO

 

Two generations from a Seattle activist family speak today on the subject of “Writing, Redress and Social Justice: 75 years after Executive Order 9066.” Bob Shimabukuro, a former editor of Seattle’s pan-Asian American newspaper, The International Examiner, the founding executive director of the Asian Pacific AIDS Council, is the author of Born in Seattle: The Campaign for Japanese American Redress (University of Washington Press). He appears in conversation with his daughter, writer and scholar-activist, Mira Shimabukuro, who wrote Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration (University Press of Colorado), and  teaches at the University of Washington, Bothell. Together, they’ll discuss why histories of Japanese American activism in response to WWII incarceration matter today. 

Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122