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Date:
March 27, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Downstairs Program Room
Address:
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-330-2501
Email:
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
Japanese-American internee camp prisoner Jeanette Arakawa as a child
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The Little Exile

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Our guest discusses her childhood years spent imprisoned in a World War II-era "relocation center" for Japanese-Americans.

Jeanette Arakawa, imprisoned for four years as a child during World War II in an Arkansas "relocation center" for Japanese-Americans, will join us to talk about life as an internee, and life after the "camps."

Arakawa is the author of the book "The Little Exile," relating a story of the imprisonment camps through a child's perspective. Though names and some details have been altered, it is the author's own life story.

About Jeanette Arakawa
Jeanette S. Arakawa was born in San Francisco to Japanese immigrants. Between 1942 and 1945, during World War II, she was part of a diaspora that took her to Stockton, California, Rohwer, Arkansas, and Denver, Colorado. She returned to San Francisco in 1946. Jeanette and her husband, Kiyoto, have two sons and a grown granddaughter. Over the years Jeanette's devotion to educational issues has permitted her to share her experiences in the classroom as well as other forums.

About War Comes Home: The Legacy
Throughout March-April, 2019, the Menlo Park Main Library is hosting a special exhibition and program series exploring separation and reunion over multiple American wars. Showcasing veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life together–or facing the long-term costs of war–this powerful exhibition explores feelings of grief, joy, doubt, and love, bringing the real experiences of war home to all of us.

The traveling exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the BayTree Fund, The Whitman Fund, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.