Oakland writer Chizu Omori and her family were among the near 120,000 Japanese Americans forced to leave their homes and relocate to incarceration camps during World War II. Omori was just 12 years old when she was sent to Poston, a camp in the desert of Arizona.
Now in her late eighties, Omori's part of a group of Japanese Americans activists here in the Bay Area called the Nikkei Resisters, who use the legacy of their incarceration to fuel their message.
Chizu and the Nikkei Resisters are hosting an event called “Why We Remember the Japanese American Incarceration” this Sunday in San Francisco’s Japantown.
This story originally aired in February 2018.