Anthony Marsh, program director of the American Friends Service Committee, will talk on Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m. about why and how the Quakers supported the Japanese Americans during WWII at a meeting/program of the Greater L.A. Singles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance.
During World War II, the U.S. government unconstitutionally forced thousands of Japanese Americans to leave their homes and businesses on the West Coast without charge and without due process. Over 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry were falsely incarcerated in domestic concentration camps. One group who openly supported Japanese Americans in their time of need was the Religious Society of Friends (also known as the Quakers) through their American Friends Service Committee.
Begun during World War I, AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Their work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
All are welcome. For information, call Louise at (310) 327-3169 or Miyako (310) 839-1194