ATTENDEES: Prior to our session on Sunday, log in when the "doors open" at 11:00 a.m. to read a preview version of the graphic novel in preparation for our discussion at 11:15, and also preview a sample lesson from the Educators Guide.
Presenting a forthcoming graphic novel for students to be published in April, WE HEREBY REFUSE: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration (Chin Music Press & Wing Luke Museum), which dramatizes two California-based stories of protest against imprisonment based solely on race: Hiroshi Kashiwagi of San Francisco and the heretofore untold story of Mitsuye Endo of Sacramento.
Writer Frank Abe will walk attendees through the pages and show how it presents a story of WW2 incarceration as it’s never been seen before and connects it with urgent social studies topics in current events.
Educator Rahul Gupta will preview an accompanying Educators Guide that will offer new strategies for bringing this essential American history into the classroom. The Educators Guide is supported by the George and Sakaye Aratani CARE Award, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.