banner collage of photos. Two photos on the left are black and white portraits of people from the 1940s. In the center is the image of the book cover They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. Next to it is the headshots of three of the program's speakers.

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They Called Us Enemy: An Intergenerational Conversation on Racial Justice

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Join us for this intergenerational conversation on racial injustice and reconciliation highlighted in George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy.  The book recounts the memories of Takei’s imprisonment in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp. June Berk, former WWII incarceree and JANM volunteer, will be interviewed by Abbi-Hope Jihye Park and Abigail Eun, two Los Angeles-area high school students from from the Koreatown Youth and Community Center's Koreatown Storytelling Program. They will discuss the novel, the many histories that it connects, and its lessons for our futures.

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei is available in the JANM Store and through the LAPL Catalog. Signed copies of a Japanese language edition are now available.

This program is presented as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s LA Made series in partnership with the Koreatown Youth and Community Center and with support from Book to Action. Book to Action is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
 

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Virtual

This event is free and will be livestreamed on Los Angeles Public Library YouTube channel.

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Join us for this intergenerational conversation on racial injustice and reconciliation highlighted in George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy.  The book recounts the memories of Takei’s imprisonment in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp. June Berk, former WWII incarceree and JANM volunteer, will be interviewed by Abbi-Hope Jihye Park and Abigail Eun, two Los Angeles-area high school students from from the Koreatown Youth and Community Center's Koreatown Storytelling Program. They will discuss the novel, the many histories that it connects, and its lessons for our futures.

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei is available in the JANM Store and through the LAPL Catalog. Signed copies of a Japanese language edition are now available.

This program is presented as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s LA Made series in partnership with the Koreatown Youth and Community Center and with support from Book to Action. Book to Action is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
 

This event is free and will be livestreamed on Los Angeles Public Library YouTube channel.

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