2008 National Conference » Speakers

Satsuki Ina

Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento

Satsuki Ina was born in the Tule Lake Segregation Center and grew up in post-war San Francisco Japantown. She is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, and Director and Founder of the Family Study Center where she has a psychotherapy practice specializing in trauma. Ina is also the producer of two award-winning documentary films about the Japanese American World War II experience: Children of the Camps, and From a Silk Cocoon: A Japanese American Renunciant’s Story.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Alien Places and Alien People: Department of Justice Internment Camps During World War II
Nobusuke Fukuda, Retired Child Welfare Administrator
Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento
Tetsuden Kashima, Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor
Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration

Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese American Childhoods during World War II
Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento
Teruye "Tay" Kondo
Florence Ochi, Development Officer, Japanese American National Museum
George Takei, Actor
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor
Topic: Youth-Friendly