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Events

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for upcoming events:

Sunday March 20th, 2022 All Day
Virtual Film Screening - ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 tells the untold story of false information and political influences which led to the World War ll incarceration of Japanese Americans. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant and religious communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

Tuesday April 12th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Book Talk - Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join us for a conversation about the book 'Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration.' Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will share her transformational journey into uncovering her family’s history and learning about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Higuchi will be joined by Ray Locker, editorial consultant for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, and former incarceree, Kathleen Saito Yuille.

Thursday May 12th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Japanese American Activism, Civil Rights and Broader Immigration Issues
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Lisa Doi, scholar-activist and organizer with Tsuru for Solidarity, a grassroots collective of Japanese Americans organized against state violence, as she places Japanese American wartime incarceration into conversation with contemporary policies and practices of mass incarceration and immigrant detention.

Thursday May 19th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Intergenerational Trauma Stemming from Incarceration
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), to learn about the legacies of the United States’ World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nagata investigates the incarceration experience and describes the ways in which this event continues to impact former incarcerees, their children, and grandchildren after the war ended.

Wednesday May 25th, 2022 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Save the Date: 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Segregation in the Military
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Erin Aoyama, co-director of the Japanese American Memoryscape Project and curatorial assistant at the Japanese American National Museum, combines her research into Japanese Americans in the wartime South — the families and individuals incarcerated in southeastern Arkansas and the enlisted men training at Camp Shelby — with family stories about her grandfather's life, from his childhood on a pineapple plantation in Maui to his service with the 442nd across Europe, to think about the meanings of citizenship, military service, race, and justice. 

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