"We Hereby Refuse" with Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, and Ross Ishikawa

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We Hereby Refuse with Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, and Ross Ishikawa

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$10 general / FREE for members

The new graphic novel, We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration, presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present. Through the distinct but interconnected stories of Jim Akutsu, Hiroshi Kashiwagi, and Mitsuye Endo, three Japanese Americans who resisted imprisonment in American concentration camps during WWII, We Hereby Refuse exposes the often untold stories of the camp experience.

In this program, writers Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura will come together for a conversation and reading of their graphic novel. They will be joined by artist Ross Ishikawa to talk about his process recreating Japanese American history with 3-D modeling and YURI Education Project creators who will share the free online resources that accompany the book. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Kelly Fong, Professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA.

We Hereby Refuse is available at the JANM Store.

This program is co-sponsored by the George and Sakaye Aratani CARE Award, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

 

Discover Nikkei recently interviewed Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura about We Hereby Refuse.  READ NOW

Also read Tamiko Nimura’s article about writing We Hereby Refuse.  READ NOW

Saturday, Jun 26, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT

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$10 general / FREE for members

The new graphic novel, We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration, presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present. Through the distinct but interconnected stories of Jim Akutsu, Hiroshi Kashiwagi, and Mitsuye Endo, three Japanese Americans who resisted imprisonment in American concentration camps during WWII, We Hereby Refuse exposes the often untold stories of the camp experience.

In this program, writers Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura will come together for a conversation and reading of their graphic novel. They will be joined by artist Ross Ishikawa to talk about his process recreating Japanese American history with 3-D modeling and YURI Education Project creators who will share the free online resources that accompany the book. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Kelly Fong, Professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA.

We Hereby Refuse is available at the JANM Store.

This program is co-sponsored by the George and Sakaye Aratani CARE Award, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

 

Discover Nikkei recently interviewed Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura about We Hereby Refuse.  READ NOW

Also read Tamiko Nimura’s article about writing We Hereby Refuse.  READ NOW

JANM Members: Join us for a virtual Meet-and-Greet with Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, and Ross Ishikawa prior to the public program.  RSVP HERE

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