Day of Remembrance & Black History Month
Special Guest Author Kinji Inomata
Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Free community event, open to the public
In 1942, when the U.S. Government forcibly removed and incarcerated more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in Manzanar and nine other camps, it granted the Inomata family an exemption, allowing them to remain in Los Angeles.
In his talk Taming Prejudice and Defeating Executive Order 9066, Kinji Inomata will share the improbable stories behind his family’s exemption, as well as their unique experiences before, during, and after the war. He will also perform some Polynesian songs.
Kinji will sign his book Pure Winds, Bright Moon in the ESIA bookstore after the talk.