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JAHSSD ANNUAL MEETING AND KANSHA AWARDS
October 5, 2019 at POVUCC
JAHSSD Gallery at San Diego History Center:
Letters from Santa Anita: Children’s Thoughts on Internment
Clara Breed was a librarian with San Diego Public Library where she became good friends with many of the young Japanese Americans who visited the library. Many of them carried on a regular correspondence with her during their time in internment camps which provides an interesting insight into how these young people viewed their situation. Using the letters written to Clara Breed from her young friends in Santa Anita, this exhibition reveals their thoughts and opinions on internment in their own words.
Japanese Businesses in Downtown San Diego Prior to WWII
Before WWII, the area around Fifth and Island in downtown San Diego was the center of the Japanese business community. The map featured in this exhibition shows the location of the various businesses and the diversity of services they provided. To accompany the map are images of the various businesses and their owners and staff.
A Window into History: Curiosities from our Collections
Currently on exhibit in our artifact exhibition space:
Forge and Anvil – used by the Oyama family in Chula Vista.
Made In Camp – everyday items made by internees at Poston internment camp, Arizona
Film Screening and Legal Discussion of:
“AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US”
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Thursday, August 29, 2019; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego for a screening of “And Then They Came For Us.” This documentary – winner of the ABA 2018 Silver Gavel Award – recounts the mass evacuation and internment of Japanese Americans in the western United States. “It was a failure of American democracy, and yet because most Americans are not aware of that dark chapter of American history, it’s about to be repeated.” – George Takei, Actor and Activist.
After the screening, there will be a special panel discussion featuring Dale Minami (counsel for Fred Korematsu in the Korematsu case), Karen Korematsu (founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute), Bita Ashtari (President of the Iranian-American Bar Association) with moderator Judge Selena Epley of the San Diego Superior Court.
The Japanese American Citizens League – 90th Anniversary Gala
Commemorating 90 Years of the JACL
September 14th, 2019
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