Your Call Live, May 29: Art as a tool of resistance
Join Your Call’s next live show Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m. at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Host Rose Aguilar will speak to Nancy Ukai and Judy Shintani about how they are using art to explore the ramifications of Japanese American incarceration during WWII. The event is free. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.
Through “50 objects, 50 stories” researcher Nancy Ukai has curated artifacts from Japanese internment camps to recover and animate stories of those who lived through it. Artist Judy Shintani’s work fosters internee memories and hidden stories about the time.
Your Call is producing a series of events exploring the connections between Japanese American incarceration during WWII and modern threats to civil liberties. We’re calling it “HEAR: Histories of Exclusion And Resistance.” More than 100,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes and imprisoned in camps between 1942 and 1946, the culmination of rising war hysteria and racist rhetoric. HEAR is made possible by funding from the California State Library's California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.