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Immigrant rights activists say 'Never Again is Now'

Feb 21, 2019

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, hear our discussion at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose about communities that have faced exclusion, from Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II to immigrants from around the world.

Hear from historian Connie Young Yu, immigrant rights activist Teresa Castellanos, and Japanese American activist Susan Hayase. How are communities that have faced exclusionary policies fighting for civil liberties?

Guests:

Teresa Castellanos, immigrant rights activist

Connie Young Yu, historian and lecturer on Chinese American history in the South Bay Area, and author of Profiles in Excellence: Peninsula Chinese Americans and Chinatown San Jose, U.S.A.

Susan Hayase, long-time activist in the San Jose Japanese American community

Web Resources:

KQED: Imprisoned Chinese Immigrants Etched Their Anguish Into Angel Island Walls

Eastwind: #Don’tExcludeUs! – San Jose JAs in Solidarity

NPR: America's Forgotten History Of Mexican-American 'Repatriation'