REDRESS REMEMBERED: WWII Rendition of Japanese Latin Americans


During WWII, over 2,200 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were kidnapped from 13 Latin American countries and interned in Department of Justice camps and Army facilities in the U.S. for the purpose of hostage exchange.

A special program was held on October 25, 2008 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA to share information about the Japanese Latin Americans' ongoing efforts for justice. The event included a speaker panel, a screening of a film trailer about the story of the Japanese Latin Americans, a spoken word performance, and a commendation presentation by Judy Chu, Chair of the California Board of Equalization and was followed by a reception with Peruvian cuisine. This collection features video clips of the speakers at this event.

This event was presented in collaboration with Campaign for Justice: Redress Now For Japanese Latin Americans!; Japanese American Citizen's League–Pacific Southwest District; Discover Nikkei; Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress; Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project; and the Japanese American National Museum. Cosponsoring organizations: Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County; Council on American-Islamic Relations; Japanese American Bar Association of Greater Los Angeles; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; Japanese American Citizens League – Pacific Southwest District Civil Rights Caucus; and Korean American Bar Association of Southern California. Partnering organizations: Manzanar Committee; and Tomo no Kai, University of California at Irvine.

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