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Humanities Washington Talk: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion

In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army. Eventually more than 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children nationwide were forcibly removed and incarcerated during World War II.

Clarence Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions and why we must not let it happen again. Moriwaki is the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a founder and former president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. Moriwaki has served as a spokesperson for administrations including the Clinton Administration, the Office of the Governor, and Congressman Jay Inslee.

Sponsored by Humanities Washington
Wednesday October 16, 1-2pm
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.
Register: (206) 297-0875