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From a Silk Cocoon: A Japanese American Story

Labeled as “disloyal” and deemed “enemy aliens dangerous to public peace and safety of the United States,” Dr. Satsuki Ina’s American-born parents struggled to prove their innocence and fight deportation while held in separate American concentration camps during World War II. Dr. Ina will share excerpts from her parents’ letters, diaries, and haiku poetry to recount the frightening and tragic outcomes resulting from wartime hysteria and racial profiling. Chilling similarities of events from 75 years ago, the psychotherapist and documentary filmmaker will also share her current experience with Central American women and children being held in prisons in South Texas.

From a Silk Cocoon: A Japanese American Story
  • Times:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • August 8, 2017 to August 8, 2017
  • Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Branch
  • Free