Quakers: Friends of the Japanese American Community
During WWII, the Religious Society of Friends (also known as the Quakers), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and its affiliates were among the few groups to publicly support and aid the 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were forced to leave their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated in ten camps across the United States.
AFSC in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, and UCLA Asian American Studies Center, will host an event honoring and commemorating the relationship between the two communities.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Remarks from Joe Franko, former AFSC Regional Director
Video clips of AFSC's "Spirited Engagement"
Keynote Speaker: Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Ph.D., George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of Japanese American Redress, Internment, and Community at UCLA
Esther Takei Nishio, first Japanese American student to return to the West Coast
Jean Hibino, Director, Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund
Light refreshments following program.
Early Arrival Strongly Encourage - Limited Seating