Gardena, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2014) — Join the Center, the Gardena JCI, and the Eji Suyama 100th Battalion/442nd Draftees, No-Nos, Draft Resisters, and Renunciants Archival Collection Endowment as we talk about the Poston Strike and take a closer look at the history of resistance and struggle captured in the Suyama Project Archives and Website.
THE SUYAMA PROJECT: Poston Strike Discussion & Project Archives Presentation, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.
The event will feature:
• MINORU “MIN” TAJII
• RICHARD TAJI
• PROFESSOR LANE HIRABAYASHI
with Suyama Project Coordinators
• MARTHA NAKAGAWA
• TAM NGUYEN
Minoru Tajii will share his experiences as part of the Poston Strike during the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and his son, Richard, will reflect upon his father’s protest and its influence on his own life. This event will also discuss the importance of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center’s Suyama Project, which aims to preserve the history of Japanese American resistance during World War II, including, but not limited to the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team draftees, Army and draft resisters, No-Nos, renunciants, and other Nikkei dissidents of World War II.
View the Suyama Project website at http://www.suyamaproject.org/