Honoring Day of Remembrance
Day of Remembrance, photos and video courtesy of Densho:
A huge thank you to Densho, a Seattle-based organization that works to preserve the story of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to promote an examination of democracy and the importance of civic engagement. All photos and stories on slides 2-7 are courtesy of Densho’s Digital Repository.
You can find more information on Densho (and the Japanese American incarceration) in our community directory.
More from Densho:
- “Japanese American WWII Incarceration Terminology” is an Instagram post made by Densho in partnership with National Council on Public History (NCPH). It talks about which terms to use when talking about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, which terms not to use, and why.
- Visit #WhoWeRemember on social media to view community photos and stories collected by Densho for 2023’s Day of Remembrance.
- UPCOMING EVENT: “The Past is Not Past: Japanese American WWII Incarceration and the Yonsei Generation,” a virtual event that features Dr. Donna Nagata, a psychology professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and others discussing the impacts of incarceration on the Yonsei generation. Dr. Nagata will talk about her findings and interpretations of a survey she conducted with nearly 500 Yonsei descendants of WWII incarceration where she asked them: “In what ways do you feel the incarceration has impacted your own life?”
- Thursday, March 23, 2023, 5pm PST; Register here
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