Live presentation Oct 19, 2011: Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 12 October 2011.

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Live presentation Octoer 19, 2011

Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire:
The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei in History and Memory

As a girl, Chizuko Judy Sugita DeQueiroz was forcibly removed from the West Coast
and confined by the U.S. government in a concentration camp. In Camp Days 1942-1945,
the artist depicts via watercolor paintings and verbal narratives her haunting memories.

Her presentation, based on her book, is entitled "Memories of Camp Days 1942-1945."

Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, professor emeritus of history and Asian American studies at
CSU Fullerton and the former senior historian at the Japanese American National Museum,
presents on the life, death, and treatment of Orange County's most famous hero in World War II,
Kazuo Masuda—and the culmination of the Japanese American redress and reparations
movement in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.

His presentation is entitled "The Masuda Family of Orange County and the American Way."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011   4:00 - 8:30 pm

Meet at Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum
Call 657-278-3407 by Friday, October 14 to pre-register. (Appreciated, but not required.)

Note: This public event and the related "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition are funded in part by a California Story Fund grant from the Council. The "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition is open Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays noon - 4:00 pm at the Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum, Fullerton Arboretum, and is free. 

For more information, click http://fullertonarboretum.org/museum_nikkei.php or call (657) 278-3407.