Then They Came for Me: Historical Context—Bearing Witness to the Japanese American Incarceration 1885 to 1946

1.26.19
Bearing Witness: Japanese American Incarceration 1885 - 1946
California-Northern

Then They Came for Me: Historical Context—Bearing Witness to the Japanese American Incarceration 1885 to 1946

Join the National Japanese American Historical Society, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and Facing History and Ourselves for a series of two one-day workshops that provide a backdrop to the special exhibit Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil LibertiesThe exhibit which opens January 18, 2019, examines a terrifying time in U.S. history when the federal government scapegoated and indefinitely detained thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, and draws parallels to tactics chillingly resurgent today. The workshops provide a backdrop to the exhibit and invites inquiry into this dark chapter in American history.  What was the chronology that led to the decision to forcibly remove 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast? How did Japanese Americans respond to the violation of their civil liberties? And what, as a nation, have we learned that can help us address the present-day issues of immigration, racism, and mass incarceration?

Workshops are appropriate for those teaching this history in grades 4-12. 

Workshop participants will receive:

  • A $50 honorarium for each workshop.
  • Support for a class study trip to the exhibit Then They Came for Me
  • Teacher curriculum, resources, and strategies of guiding student inquiry and discussion
  • Continental breakfast and light lunch

Workshop 1: San Francisco

Then They Came for Me: Historical Context—Bearing Witness to the Japanese American Incarceration 1885 to 1946

  • Speakers: Karen Korematsu and Ben Takeshita
  • Tour:  Then They Came for Me exhibit
  • Location: San Francisco Presidio
  • Date: January 26, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 to 4:00

Workshop 2: San Jose

Then They Came for Me: The Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration 1947 to the Present

  • Speakers: Dr. Alice Yang
  • Tour: Japanese American Museum of San Jose
  • Location: San Jose Japantown
  • Date: February 2, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 to 4:00

Teachers may apply to one or both workshops. Apply here.

Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, THE PRESIDIO
San Francisco, CA 94129
United States
1.26.19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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