Article from Newnan Carnegie Library
During the frightening and confusing times following the outbreak of World War II, 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated, almost two-thirds were American-born citizens and almost one third were children. How did it happen? Who stood up for Japanese Americans and why? Join July Newnan ArtRez artist-in-residence Shizue Seigel as she discusses how ordinary people become extraordinary advocates for justice and compassion.
Shizue Seigel is a third-generation Japanese American writer, visual artist and community activist who explores complex intersections of history, culture and spirituality through prose, poetry and visual art. Her work is informed by seven decades of experiential connections across age, class, continents and cultures. Her books include Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment. Registration is requested for this free program please call 770-683-1347 or register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-shizue-seigel-on-japanese-american-internment-tickets-46821076099. All programs at The Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge. www.newnancarnegie.com
Event is on July 10th at 6PM-7PM at Newnan Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange Street in Newnan.