Tamio Wakayama is a Nisei writer and photographer born on April 3, 1941. His life during World War II was spent in Tashme Internment camp for Japanese Canadians. Wakayama joined the civil rights movement as a member of SNCC and worked in the deep South from 1963 to 1964. Returning to the West Coast in 1975, he worked with fellow Nikkei in Vancouver to produce an exhibit and book entitled A Dream of Riches: The Japanese Canadians 1877–1977. Mr. Wakayama has exhibited his work and published extensively, including his works Signs of Life and Kikyo: Coming Home to Powell Street.
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
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up