2008 National Conference » Events

Japanese American Redress: An Overview

Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Topic: Basic Introduction
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 7, 4th Floor

Dr. Maki, co-author of the groundbreaking story of the Japanese American redress movement, Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress, will give a fascinating overview of the Japanese American redress movement. He will tell the story of how members of politically inexperienced minority groups organized themselves at the grassroots level, gathered political support, and succeeded in obtaining a written apology from the president of the United States and monetary compensation in accordance with the provisions of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-japanese-american-redress.mp3 (17.7 MB)