Letters Beyond Bars: From Internment to Immigrant Detention

02/13/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Come hear seminal Asian American writer Karen Tei Yamashita read from Letters to Memory, her visual and archival project based on family letters of Japanese internment alongside Families for Freedom activists reading letters from immigrant detainees. We’ll also feature poet Christine Kitano, who writes about her father’s internment during World War II, and Toronto-based novelist Terry Watada, who chronicles the untold story Canadian police rounding up the Japanese community in Vancouver in the ‘40s. Moderated by Asian American radical intellectual Tamara K. Nopper. Explore family history and historical memory and learn about links between Japanese American concentration camps and today’s ICE round-ups. And resist!

Asian American Writers Workshop
112 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001