[update] Jan. 28, 2015 screening

photo-19aA private program was held on Wednesday January 28th from NOON TO 2PM, for Faculty and students, ‘Ethnic Studies’ department, California State University East Bay. This program served as the University’s observance of the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties.

Colleen Fong, Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies, opened the program by recounting the numerous Civil Rights challenges faced by Fred Korematsu during the Japanese American internment of WWII.

Barbara Hedani-Morishita, wife of CSU President, Leroy Morishita, who was unavailable, spoke of her husband’s parents internment at Gila River.

Bessie Chin, former internee shared experiences and artifacts from Heart Mountain. Photo of quilt is made-up of panels depicting life at an internment camp.

Gila River and Mama: The Ruth Mix Story” was shown, followed by a Q & A session.

Refreshments were served to end the session.

Related – https://www.facebook.com/GilaRiverAndMama/photos/a.213040652099905.49506.147226755347962/783587558378542

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