Japanese Latin Americans and WWII

Photo credit:  Japanese Peruvians at the Panama Canal Zone, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration)

Spring 2022 virtual series

To complement the February 18-May 29, 2022 exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, CLACS has organized parallel programming to tell the stories of Japanese Latin American populations during the same time period.

Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League-Wisconsin Chapter and the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee

Monday, March 14 (4pm Central)

Inside an Invisible Iron Wall: The Forced Relocation of Japanese and Japanese Mexicans during World War II, Dr. Jerry García (Sea Mar Community Health Centers)

Wednesday, April 20 (4pm Central)

You Brought Us Here”: The Plight of Japanese Peruvians in World War II U.S. IncarcerationDr. Natasha Varner (Densho)

Wednesday, May 11 (2pm Central)

Resisting Racism: Japanese Immigrants and Japanese Brazilians, 1930-1954, Dr. Jeffrey Lesser (Emory University)