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What are the impacts of holding children in internment camps & detention centers?

On this edition of Your Call, listen to a conversation we recorded live at Mission High School as part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance. 

Hear from Chizu Omori, a Japanese American writer and activist who was forced into a World War II camp at 12 years old, and Gilda Temaj Marroqin, a college student who traveled alone to the US from Guatemala at age 16 and was briefly detained by US officials. What are the lasting impacts of holding children in internment camps and detention centers?


Chizu Omori, writer, activist and WWII internment camp survivor

Gilda Temaj Marroqin, Ethnic Studies student at UC Berkeley

Web Resources:

Then They Came for Me: Who is an American? (Event link)

ABC: Coalition of WWII Japanese American internment camp survivors stage peaceful protest at immigrant detention facility on Texas border

KQED: 'It's Horrifying': 11 Bay Area Artists Speak Out on Child Detainment at the Border

Indybay: Day of Remembrance: Japanese Americans Recall WWII Incarceration