Cast In Bronze: Terminology and Memory of the Japanese American WWII Incarceration Experience

A pig wearing lipstick is still a pig. A U.S. government calling the WWII treatment of Japanese Americans euphemisms like relocation, evacuation, assembly, and internment is still an American concentration camp locking up innocent Americans on the basis of their race.

Download the event flyer here.

Come to a fascinating regional forum on Saturday, October 22nd 9:30 am – 4pm at the Japanese Community Cultural Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) 1840 Sutter (near Webster Street) in San Francisco.

Free admission and if you RSVP back no later than Wednesday, Oct. 19th a lunch will be included! RSVP to Mr. Hiroshi Shimizu at

An amazing array of noted history-makers and experts on the World War II incarceration await you at “Cast In Bronze – Terminology and Memory of the Japanese American WWII Incarceration Experience”.

They’ll share how vital it is that truthful and accurate terminology be used to teach the lessons of the past so that America’s mistakes can’t readily be repeated. How important it is to telling our story and preserving our history to reject the misleading government propaganda used to disguise human rights violations from the public.

On Saturday, October 22nd come join:

  • Roger Daniels, emeritus professor of history at University of Cincinnati and author of such books as “Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II.”
  • Neil Gotanda, professor of law at Western State University and one of the founders of the Asian American legal studies movement.
  • Don Hata, emeritus professor of history at CSU Dominguez Hills and co-author of “Japanese Americans and World War II: Mass Removal, Internment, and Redress.”
  • Lane Hirabayashi, chair of the George and Sakaye Aratani Professorship in Japanese American Redress, Internment and Community, an endowed chair of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
  • Karen Ishizuka, former curator at the Japanese American National Museum, filmmaker, and author of “Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration.”
  • Tetsuden Kashima, professor of American ethnic studies at University of Washington and author of “Judgment Without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment During World War II.”
  • Mako Nakagawa, president/CEO of Mako & Associates in Seattle and primary author of the “Power of Words” resolution passed by the JACL National Council in 2010.

Parking for the event is available at the Japan Center Garage 1610 Geary Boulevard for $2 – 2.50 per hour. Enter on the Post Street side near Webber Street or on the Geary Street side near Webber Street.

Forum organized by the Tule Lake Committee, Japanese American National Library, and JCCCNC.

Sponsored by Union Bank of California, Lane Hirabayashi, and the Aratani Endowed Chair of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA.

Please remember to RSVP by Wednesday, October 19th.

Download the event flyer here.

Thank you,

Andy Noguchi
Civil Rights Co-Chair
Florin JACL Chapter
N. Calif. – W. Nevada – Pacific JACL District

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