Guest presenter Chizu Omori (a documentary filmmaker and activist) will have a conversation with Cherstin Lyon (director of the Honors College) about her experience being incarcerated without due process with her family when she was 12 years old because they were Japanese American, and the ways in which this experience fuels her activism today. She will also discuss the various ways individuals and groups resisted the violations of their rights during World War II, why the wartime incarceration of Japanese American and resistance to it has fractured communities, and why this matters to us today.
This event is a part of the "What Matters" lecture series hosted by the Honors College at SOU. The last two events in the 2019-2020 "What Matters" lecture series focus on the historical topic of Japanese American "internment" during World War II and its ongoing relevance to us today.
Please join us for a conversation with Chizu Omori, January 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Honors College inside Susanne Homes Hall at SOU. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 22 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm