"A Principled Stand: Hirabayashi v. United States"

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Apr 20145
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
3301 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, California, 90503
United States

Prof. Lane Hirabayashi, co-author with James Hirabayashi, will read and talk about his uncie Gordon Hirabayashi's fight and trial to protest the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.  The authors used the diaries of Gordon along with personal conversations in Gordon's voice, which delivers a compelling story.

Actor Johnny Kwon will do a brief dramatization from "Our American Voice," among 6 sketches presented at JANM in collaboration with East West Players to complement the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "I Want the Wide American Earth" in Sept and Oct of 2013.  He portrays Gordon as a college student when curfew was imposed. The sketch was written by actor/playwright Jeanne Sakata.

Presented by the Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California and the Torrance Public Library on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1 to 3 pm, at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Bl., Torrance 90503.

Free. Open to the public.

Heritage Source will have books available for sale.



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