Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Margie Yamamoto: Justice Denied: A Personal Perspective in Concord & Acton

If you don't know about the Japanese American incarceration during WWII, you may find my introductory post helpful.

I meant to post about this sooner, but completely forgot! Margie Yamamoto, co-president of the New England chapter of the JACL, will be speaking about her family's incarceration experience twice this month.

Tomorrow, 11/15/12, she'll be speaking for the United Women's Club of Concord at the West Concord Union Church at 1317 Main Street at 1pm.

Later this month on 11/30/12, she'll be speaking at the Acton Council on Aging Senior Center at 50 Audubon Drive.

Justice Denied: A Personal Perspective 
Friday, November 30th, 10:30-11:15
This richly illustrated talk by Margaret Yamamoto tells the story of the Japanese internment during World War II as seen through the eyes of a Japanese-American family. It follows their passage from immigration in the 1890s through imprisonment during the war years and documents how they rebuilt their lives. Beyond describing the internment experiences of a single family, the talk focuses on the plight of the 120,000 Japanese - two-thirds of them American citizens - who were imprisoned by a Presidential order deemed by many to be in violation of the US Constitution. Margaret Yamamoto, a Lincoln resident, is a member of the family featured and was incarcerated at two months of age. She is co-president of the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and is retired after 40+ years in communications and public relations, mostly recently at WGBH.

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