© 2021 KALW
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Your Call Live, April 12: The shameful history of incarcerating children

Russell Lee, photographer
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-American child who will go with his parents to Owens Valley

Join us on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Mission High School’s Little Theater for a discussion about the shameful 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.

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.”

At our next live show, host Rose Aguilar will speak to Oakland writer Chizu Omori, who at 12 was incarcerated in a WWII camp. Gilda Temaj Marroquin will also share her story about crossing the US-Mexico border at 16 and the time she spent in two detention centers. We'll also hear from Faith in Action students

This live event is in partnership with Mission High School. HEAR is made possible by funding from the California State Library's California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.


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