WE HEREBY REFUSE: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration

Check out this Sacramento Bee story about Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura’s new graphic novel about Japanese American resisters during WWII — a group that includes Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Mitsuye Endo, both incarcerated at Tule Lake, and both from the Sacramento area. https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article251141809.html “We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Acts of

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“Her Name is Shizuko: A Mother’s Influence”

Shared by Aura Newlin, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation: I want to share this piece by our friend Karen “Kara” Chittenden, Senior Cataloging Specialist in the Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs Division:  https://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2021/05/her-name-is-shizuko-a-mothers-influence/ Kara is the wife of Warren Maruyama (one of the earliest JACSC conveners) and the mother of Hana

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Spring News from the Exclusion Memorial

Visitors Ingrid and Christian from Riverside, CA tour the Exclusion Memorial with Lilly Kodama Spring has Sprung at the Memorial Recent beautiful Spring weather has brought a steady stream of visitors to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial to walk the wall, view the newly completed departure deck, and

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Auction of Japanese Internment Art Pulled After Protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The auction of a series of sketches purportedly drawn by an artist at the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar was canceled Tuesday after groups protested it was offensive and immoral to profit off the misery of incarcerated people. Full article in U.S. News and World Report.

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Statement of Solidarity from Chavurat Shir Hayam

STATEMENT We in Chavurat Shir Hayam stand in solidarity with AAPI and honor the work done by them and other organizations – MAC, SURJ, BIJAC, ERACE, KIAC, BIREAC, NAACP, BISD, and BHM among others – which strive to combat racism against Asian Americans. We recognize the intent behind violent actions,

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On Bainbridge, Japanese internment anniversary echoes as anti-Asian hate dots headlines

Read about the 79th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II in The Kitsap Sun. (photo by Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

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A day and a place to remember a shameful chapter in U.S. history, and a call to action

Read about the 79th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II in The Seattle Times. (photo by Douglas Crist)

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Race Equity Advisory Committee Postpones AAPI Vigil

For those planning to participate in the AAPI Vigil and March planned for the weekend of April 3-4, the events have been postponed to the weekend of April 17-18 in order for the City to be more involved in the solidarity events. The events will continue as planned on these

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Schatz Introduces New Bill To Fund Education Of Japanese American Internment, Preserve Confinement Sites

“The internment of Japanese-American citizens remains one of the darkest and most shameful periods in our history. The stories of so many who unjustly lost their freedom, lost property and were forcibly uprooted from their homes should be a constant reminder of our duty to uphold the rights of every

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BIJAC Response to Anti-Asian Racism

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community deplores the alarming rise of anti-Asian racism, hate and violence, and we share in the Asian community’s collective grief of the horrific killings of Asian women in Atlanta. Ever since the former president uttered – and continues to use this day – the racist

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