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75 Years After Executive Order 9066: Experiences Of Local Japanese Americans

Join us to hear from local Japanese Americans impacted by Executive Order 9066.

In February 1942, two months after Pearl Harbor, EO 9066 ordered the removal of all Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. Two-thirds were American citizens.

Most "internees" from San Diego were sent first to Santa Anita Racetrack, then on to Poston Arizona for incarceration.

Could such radical action by our government ever happen again?

Located in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at San Diego Central Public Library.
(619) 236-5817

Co-sponsored in conjunction with the 2017 One Book One San Diego reading campaign with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego and San Diego UCC Partnership Churches - Partnership for Racial Justice.


This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School, San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation


Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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