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Date(s) - 05/16/2017
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Arizona Humanities


Prisoners Without Chains: The Forced Relocation of Japanese Mexicans, 1942-1945

Explore the Japanese Mexican experience during World War II and learn how it was markedly different than the Japanese American experience in the United States. Dr. Jerry Garcia from Northern Arizona University shares how the Japanese negotiated a distinct space within Mexican culture where Japanese identity and ethnicity was maintained and rarely challenged due to a perception that the Japanese displayed markers of whiteness that were associated with western imperialism and power. Examine how the Japanese adjusted during turbulent and transformative periods in Mexican history and the over-arching policies of the U.S. regarding Japanese immigration throughout the Americas. Dr. Garcia currently teaches with the Ethnic Studies Program at Northern Arizona University.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Small group discussion (Limited to 12 RSVPs)

6:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A

Free event! Light refreshments included.