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Audio and video from many of the panel sessions & activities are available online. Look for [AUDIO] or [VIDEO] next to the session names.


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Speaking Up

Making democracy work.

Friday, July 5

Poetic License? Nikkei Writers and the Representation of History [AUDIO]

Naomi Hirahara, Author
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Juliet S. Kono, Associate Professor, Leeward Community College
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Power of Commission Hearings: First Person Voices of Japanese American Incarceration [AUDIO]

Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair, Asian American Studies Department, UCLA
Richard Katsuda, Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Kathy Masaoka, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Kay Ochi, Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up

Saturday, July 6

Nikkei Veterans and the Transformation of America [AUDIO]

Franklin S. Odo, Ph.D.
Tosh Okamoto
Linda Tamura, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Willamette University
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up

Pilgrimages' Progress: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Minidoka [AUDIO]

Bruce T. Embrey, Co-Chair, Manzanar Committee
Gloria H. Shigeno, Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up

Nikkei Activism and the Civil Rights Movement [AUDIO]

Diane C. Fujino, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Daryl Joji Maeda, Chair & Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Tamio Wakayama, Writer, Photographer
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Taiko: The Powerful Expression of Nikkei Identity [AUDIO]

Michelle Fujii, Artistic Director, Portland Taiko
Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee
Rick Shiomi, Artistic Director, Mu Performing Arts
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Pilgrimages' Progress: Amache and Heart Mountain [AUDIO]

William Higuchi-Collier, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Christy Sakamoto, Supervisor of Visitor Engagement, Japanese American National Museum
E. Vicki Taniwaki, Board Chair, Friends of Amache
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up

Hirabayashi, Korematsu, and Yasui: Family Perspectives [AUDIO]

Lorraine K. Bannai, Professor of Legal Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director, Kokoro Dance
Karen Korematsu, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education
Holly Yasui, CEDESA Centro de Desarrollo Agropecuario / Center for Agricultural Development
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Standing on Principle [AUDIO]

Takashi Hoshizaki, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Tetsuden (Tetsu) Kashima, Professor, University of Washington
Soji Kashiwagi, Executive Producer/Playwright, Grateful Crane Ensemble
Mary Woodward, Vice President, BI Japanese American Community
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up