On January 6, 2019, the Manzanar Committee hosted a book signing and presentation by Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University, Fullerton, the author of the new book, Barbed Voices: Oral History, Resistance, and the World War II Japanese American Social Disaster.
The event, which was held at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI), was co-sponsored by the GVJCI, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition, Dr. Don Hata, Emeritus Professor of History, California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Valerie Matsumoto, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles and holder of the George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair on the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (for identification purposes only).
One of the leading scholars studying the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War II, Dr. Hansen talked about his book before a crowd of approximately 125 people and signed copies of his book afterwards.
We’ll have more in the next week or two about this event. But for now, here are selected photos from the program.
LEAD PHOTO: Dr. Arthur A. Hansen. Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.
Barbed Voices Book Signing Event Featuring Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, January 6, 2019, Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute.
45 photos by Gann Matsuda. © 2019 Manzanar Committee. All rights reserved. Duplication prohibited without permission. Click on any photo to view a larger image and to scroll through the gallery.
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