California History Center

California History Center

The California History Center
proudly presents the 11th Annual De Anza College Commemoration

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Race Prejudice, War Hysteria, and the Failure of Political Leadership: The World War II Internment of Japanese Americans and its relevance to the defense of civil liberties today.

Join three generations of Japanese Americans in a discussion on the impact of the World War II internment on their lives and community, and what it means for all Americans, especially now in a time of heightened fear and conflict.


Date Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Location Campus Center, Conf. Room B

Featured Speakers

  • Amy Imai, former internee, Heart Mountain Internment Camp
  • Susan Hayase, former Vice Chair, Civil Liberties and Public Education Fund Board
  • Robert Ehara, De Anza student representing the Asian Pacific American Students for Leadership Club

Also Featuring

  • Dr. Alice Yang, Provost, Stevenson College and Associate Professor of History
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Dr. Yang’s specialties include historical memory, World War II, Asian American history, race, gender, and oral history. Her publications include, "Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress" (2007) and "What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean?" (2000). She is currently researching transnational memories of World War II in the Pacific.

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For more information, contact Tom Izu at 408.864.8986 or by e-mail at izutom@deanza.edu.

Sponsors: California History Center. Funding provided by the DASB.

Accessibility: The event is wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreter or other accommodations available upon request 5 business days prior to event.



California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986
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