HEAR: Histories of Exclusion And Resistance is a series exploring the connections between Japanese American incarceration and modern civil liberties issues. Through in-studio radio shows and discussions in the community, Your Call aims to engage and expand public understanding of the past and its parallels to today.


HEAR is made possible by funding from the California State Library's California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.


Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress Archives Collection

Join us on Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at Mills College’s Lisser Hall for a discussion on redress, reparations and restorative justice. Host Rose Aguilar will be in conversation with redress activist Susan Hayase, restorative justice leader Fania Davis, and change-maker Patricia St. Onge.  The event is free. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite

Russell Lee, photographer / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Join us on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Mission High School’s Little Theater for a discussion about the troubling history of incarcerating Japanese American children in the United States and echoes of the past today. The event is free. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.

Dorothea Lange



On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how the laws and policies that enabled the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II are resurfacing today.

Dorothea Lange / Library of Congress



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.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

On this edition of Your Call, hear the first conversation from an ongoing series of events exploring the connections between Japanese-American incarceration and modern civil liberties issues.

On Sunday, February 17th, at 1pm Your Call will host a discussion about the Day of Remembrance examining mass incarceration of Japanese Americans and shared histories of exclusion. This event is sold out.  

Join us on Thursday, January 31, at 6pm for a discussion about immigrant prisons from WWII to now. Find more information and tickets on Eventbrite. The event is free.