Friday, February 6, 2015

Gene Akutsu: The Importance of Speaking Out

During World War II, Gene Akutsu was incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In 1944 he was arrested for resisting the draft and imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary. In this clip, Gene talks about why he thinks it's important to speak up for what you believe. Gene Akutsu's full interview is available in the Densho Digital Archive.

>>View the Archive Spotlight interview excerpt

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 Day of Remembrance Events

Note: All events are free and open to the public except as noted. Some may require reservations; see web links for further information. Densho does not endorse these events, but is providing the list for informational purposes only.


Saturday, February 7

Livingston-Merced, California
Day of Remembrance Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Lawson Inada
Sponsor: Livingston-Merced JACL
6 pm, Merced County Fairground, Pavilion Building
Dinner tickets $45 per person
http://mercedcountyevents.com/day-of-remembrance-banquet-lawson-inada-poet-anthologist-essayist-critic-teacher-and-jazz-musician/