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‘Something from Nothing’ exhibit shows what was lost during Japanese incarceration

‘Something from Nothing’ exhibit shows what was lost during Japanese incarceration

Chizu Omori November 10, 2017 0

Something From Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects From America’s Concentration Camps is an exhibit at the Thatcher Gallery on the campus of the University of San Francisco. This show’s director, Glori Simmons, said that

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Effects of the Vietnam War, new book finds no easy answers

Effects of the Vietnam War, new book finds no easy answers

Chizu Omori August 10, 2017 0

In Paisley Rekdal’s book 'The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam,' the broken country referred to is presumably Vietnam, the country the United States fought for many years.

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A ‘video poem’ capturing the experience of Japanese incarceration

A ‘video poem’ capturing the experience of Japanese incarceration

Chizu Omori July 25, 2017 0

“When Rabbit Left the Moon,” a 14-minute film by filmmaker, Emiko Omori, will be featured at the Wing Luke Museum on Thursday, August 3 in the Tateuchi Story Theatre. It will be screened as

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<em>Gasa Gasa Girl</em> is an insightful read

Gasa Gasa Girl is an insightful read

Chizu Omori September 16, 2016 0

  Anybody who has experienced a trauma like being incarcerated for a lengthy time for no reason other than ancestry will carry wounds for a long time, maybe for a lifetime. For Japanese Americans

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‘Hoshida Family Story’ paints complex picture of WWII incarceration

‘Hoshida Family Story’ paints complex picture of WWII incarceration

Chizu Omori August 8, 2016 0

Here is another story about how America’s policy of imprisoning Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII affected one family. As we accumulate these stories, we are getting a deeper, more complex picture of the

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Luis Valdez calls Valley of the Heart a ‘Kabuki Corrido’

Luis Valdez calls Valley of the Heart a ‘Kabuki Corrido’

Chizu Omori May 6, 2016 0

“I have been thinking about this subject for a long time,” said Luis Valdez in a phone conversation. Valdez, who is a world renowned playwright and writer, was referring to his new play, Valley

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Bernice Bing’s restless explorations broaden our understanding

Bernice Bing’s restless explorations broaden our understanding

Chizu Omori March 15, 2016 0

A new documentary, The Worlds of Bernice Bing, depicting the life and works of a Chinese American artist who lived during some of the most tumultuous times in the history of San Francisco has

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‘Infamy’ does not pull its punches in telling tale of incarceration

‘Infamy’ does not pull its punches in telling tale of incarceration

Chizu Omori August 30, 2015 0

Journalist Richard Reeves's writing hits close to home in his non-fiction work about Japanese internment during World War II. This review is part of the 2015 Pacific Reader presented by the International Examiner.

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‘When Love Overcame Hate’—A history of America’s race relations in one union

‘When Love Overcame Hate’—A history of America’s race relations in one union

Chizu Omori August 12, 2015 0

Playing one night only at Trinity Parish Church

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‘Citizen 13660’ an illustrated look into life in concentration camps

‘Citizen 13660’ an illustrated look into life in concentration camps

Chizu Omori December 17, 2014 0

A look at the book by Mine Okubo

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