The Japan Studies Program at LaGuardia Community College is pleased to host a conversation with Takeshi Furumoto, a Japanese internment camp survivor and Vietnam War veteran, at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/LaG20211109.
- Title: Japanese Internment Camp Survivor’s Story by Takeshi Furumoto, Japanese Internment Camp Survivor And Vietnam War Veteran
- Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
- Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
- Place: Zoom
- URL: https://bit.ly/LaG20211109 (registration reuqired)
- Description: This coming February marks the 80th anniversary of US President FDR’s Executive Order 9066, which “authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland.” In 1942, over 100,000 Japanese-American men, women, and children were uprooted from their homes and moved to isolated, fenced, and guarded internment camps. Takeshi Furumoto was born in one of these internment camps in 1944, and has been alarmed in recent years to see parallel tides of racial prejudice, anti-immigrant sentiment, and mass hysteria that led to innocent Japanese-Americans like his own family being interned in the 1940s. Please join us as Mr. Furumoto shares his experiences and insight with the LaGuardia Community. There will be opportunity for Q&A and discussion and professors are welcome to bring their classes.
- Contact: Contact Prof. Robin Kietlinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Update on Tuesday, November 9, 2021]
The recording of the talk is available now at https://vimeo.com/644088496/.