Author/Activist to Discuss Echoes of Nikkei Dispersal


Author Diana Morita Cole will present a program addressing multiple topics, including the experiences of Japanese Americans, Japanese Canadians, and Japanese Latin Americans, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Union Bank Hospitality Room, 1675 Post St. (at Buchanan) in San Francisco’s Japantown.

Enter through the East Building from Peace Plaza. The Hospitality Room is on the ground floor, facing the East Building plaza entrance.

Cole will show and discuss a short film, “Hidden Internment,” which reveals the plight of kidnapped and incarcerated Japanese Latin Americans, including her brother-in-law, Art Shibayama.

Her newly published book, “Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit,” chronicles her life, from birth in the Minidoka, Idaho concentration camp to her current life in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. She will stay after the program to meet the audience, speak with participants, and sign her books, which will be available for sale.

This program, sponsored by the Japanese American National Library, is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 567-5006.



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