KIE and Public History Institute Host Event on Legacy of Japanese Internment
On January 30th, the Kegley Institute of Ethics and the CSUB Public History Institute hosted “Executive Order 9066: The History, Legacy, and Lessons of Japanese Internment.” You can read a recent article about the event in the CSUB Runner here
The event began with a screening of a short film, “Stand up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story,” based on a true story of a Mexican-Irish American high school student in Los Angeles who voluntarily interned with his Japanese friends. Following the screening, Mary Higashi, a college student forced into internment at the Colorado River Relocation Center in 1942, will be interviewed by Bakersfield High School’s archiving instructor, Ken Hooper.
A discussion on Japanese internment by these panelists concluded the event:
- Dr. Douglas Dodd, Historian of Modern U.S. History, CSUB.
- Dr. Isao Fujimoto, former internee at Heart Mountain, WY, and Tule Lake, CA, andemeritus from UC Davis.
- Dr. Jeanine E. Kraybill, political scientist of Modern American politics, CSUB.
- Dr. Michael Burroughs, director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics, will serve as moderator.