11/12 —GLAS JACL Talk on JAs in ’40s Colorado

Nov. 12 — Professor Lane Hirabayashi will speak on the experience of Japanese Americans who settled in Colorado on Friday, Nov. 12 at a meeting of the Greater Los Angeles Singles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League from 8 p.m.

In the archives at the University of California, Hirabayashi stumbled on a large set of unpublished field interviews. These were collected by a Nisei anthropologist in 1946 with the Japanese Americans who had resettled in Denver and throughout Colorado.  Prof. Hirabayashi will talk about what he learned and determined from this material, which is the basis of a book manuscript in process.

Prof. Hirabayashi is the first holder of the George and Sakaye Aratani Professorship in Japanese American Redress, Internment and Community (An Endowed Chair of the Asian American Studies Center)

The meeting/program will take place at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance. All are welcome. For information, call Louise at (310) 327-3169 or Miyako (310) 839-1194.