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How do we avoid repeating the civil liberties violations of Japanese American detention?

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Dorothea Lange / National Archives and Records Administration
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Tanforan temporary detention facility. San Bruno, CA, April 29, 1942.

 

 

On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss links between the mass incarceration of people of Japanese descent and modern policies.

Your Call recently received a grant from the California Civil Liberties Education Program to host a series of shows on the history of Japanese American exclusion and detention and its implications for today's debates about immigration law and other communities that have faced discrimination and accusations of "not belonging." We’ll kick it off by speaking with other grantees working to educate the public about the connections between modern civil rights violations and Japanese-American incarceration.

Guests:

 

Karen Korematsu, founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, which educates to advance racial equity, social justice, and human rights for all

Susan Loewenberg, founder and producing director of L.A. Theatre Works, a non-profit media arts and theatre organization

Web Resources:

Korematsu Institute: Why Teach Fred Korematsu?

L.A. Theatre Works

California State Libraries: California Civil Liberties Projects Announced

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.