2008 National Conference » Speakers

Grace Shimizu

Ms. Shimizu has community and campus experience spanning over thirty-seven years, including issues as affirmative action, peace and international solidarity, human rights, racism, women’s oppression and support for military troops and their families resisting illegal war. She is a leading organizer for the documentation of the WWII rendition experience of former Japanese Latin American internees and their redress struggle to secure US Government accountability for war crimes and human rights violations. She has also been instrumental in initiating collaborative projects with the Japanese, German, Italian, Arab, Muslim and South Asian American communities, focusing on the WWII Enemy Alien Program and lessons from the past, which can be of relevance today.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Enemy Alien Internment: Human/Civil Rights, the WWII Crystal City Camp, and Contemporary America
Yae Aihara
Karen Ebel, President, German American Internee Coalition
Grace Shimizu
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor
Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration