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Your Call Live, April 19: Redress and Reparations

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Supporter of Japanese-American interment Lillian Baker grabs Nisei veteran Jim Kawaminami testimony at the 1981 redress hearings in Los Angeles

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

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. The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 provided an apology and restitution to surviving detainees of Japanese internment camps. How did redress come to be? How does the Japanese American experience contrast with calls for reparations for African Americans, Native Americans and others whose rights have been violated by the US government? What does justice look like? This is part of the Your Call series “HEAR: Histories of Exclusion And Resistance,” which examines the connections between Japanese American incarceration during WWII and modern threats to civil liberties.

This live event is in partnership with Mills College Ethnic Studies Department and Public Policy Department. 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.