Minidoka Pilgrimage
Civil Liberties Symposium
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2012 Civil Liberties Symposium
Through the Eyes of Children:
Prejudice, Education, and Community
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Presented by: National Park Service, Friends of Minidoka, College of Southern Idaho, and Boise State University
June 21-22, 2012
Simplot Ballroom, Boise State University
Explore the effects of curtailed civil liberties on children, their families and communities, and their education.
Since 2006, the symposium has explored civil liberties issues including "Color and the Constitution," "Civil Liberties and the Arts," and "Patriotism, Honor, and Sacrifice." This year's symposium will explore the effects of curtailed civil liberties on children, their families and communities, and their education. The symposium speakers will address the theme as it applies to children's experiences: Japanese Americans during World War II incarceration, Native American boarding school education, African American school integration, and labor camp migratory lifestyle.
This year's symposium will feature presentations by noted scholars and educators and panel discussions by former Japanese American child internees and authors of related children's literature. Dr. Satsuki Ina, producer of the documentary, Children of the Camps, will speak on the documentary and educational project that was developed specifically for Japanese American adults who were incarcerated as children and the long-term effects of that incarceration.
Featured speakers also include Dr. David Adler, Dr. Errol Jones, Dr. Larry Matsuda, Dr. Tetsu Kashima, and Dr. Linda Tamura.
A teacher's workshop is being planned to coincide with the symposium. This one-day workshop, held on Thursday, June 21, will be conducted by staff of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and Minidoka National Historic Site. Densho has been developing and conducting teacher training and curriculum development on the incarceration story for over ten years. The workshop will highlight the Minidoka curriculum that meets Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state standards.
Participants in the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage will join symposium participants on Friday, June 22. The Pilgrimage will then continue in Twin Falls for activities on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 including tours and ceremonies at Minidoka National Historic Site.
Public admission $70, register at under the Course ID: XSYM 001 C01. To register for upper division elective credit at Boise State University, register at , under HIST 494-1647. To register for elective credit at College of Southern Idaho, register at , under SOCS 199A C02.
For more information call the National Park Service Visitor Center @ (208) 933-4127 or visit and e-mail Friends of Minidoka at
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