"Confinement in Land of Enchantment: Japanese Americans in New Mexico during WWII"
Japan America Society of New Mexico,
Inc. is honored to sponsor a New
Mexico History presentation by
Victor Yamada and Millie Yamada on Monday evening, October 17, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the North Domingo Baca Multi-generational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM. Event is free. RSVP: 505.291.1177.
The talk will focus on the history of Japanese American internment in four confinement sites and will include visual displays. The goal of the project is to reach a wide and diverse audience of New Mexicans and Americans about the histories of Japanese internment in the state, and to inspire thought and conversation about issues of citizenship, identity, and civil liberty. In addition to telling the stories of detainees held at each of these facilities, the project examines how the surrounding communities interacted with these camps. Stories of how various communities across NM treated their Japanese and Japanese American community members are explored.