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Author Discussion—Relocating Authority by Mira Shimabukuro

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00 PM

If you missed the program, you can watch it online on JANM’s YouTube channel.


Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration examines the ways Japanese Americans have continually used writing to respond to the circumstances of their community’s mass imprisonment during World War II. It highlights literacy’s enduring potential to participate in social change and assist an imprisoned people in relocating authority away from their captors and back to their community and themselves. Using both Nikkei cultural frameworks and community-specific history for inspiration and guidance, author Mira Shimabukuro shows how writing was used privately and publicly to individually survive and collectively resist the conditions of incarceration.

Join author Mira Shimabukuro for a stimulating talk moderated by Dr. Thomas Fujita-Rony, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, CSU Fullerton.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Co-sponsored by the Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center.

Available at the JANM Store.

Read an interview with author Mira Shimabukuro about Relocating Authority on Discover Nikkei.

Read a review of Relocating Authority by Arthur A. Hansen on Discover Nikkei.



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