2017 Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium
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2017 Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium

Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Boise State University's Jordan Ballroom D. Free and open to the public.

Friends of Minidoka joins the National Park Service, the Boise State University School of Public Service, and ACLU Idaho in hosting the 12th annual Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium. The Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium examines historic and contemporary civil liberties issues as related to the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, which impacted nearly 15,000 men, women, and children confined at the Minidoka incarceration site in Jerome County, Idaho 

Please join us for a keynote lecture on Minidoka by Tom Ikeda of Densho, and a screening of Hidden Histories, followed by an expert panel of speakers on the Japanese American incarceration. Hidden Histories is a touring program of five short narrative films about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. Each film tells a personal story dramatizing a different period of this history, starting from Executive Order 9066 (which authorized the confinement sites) to the present-day legacy for younger generations. Panelists include Paul Y. Watanabe, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston; Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho; Jason Matsumoto, Hidden Histories producer; and Mikka Macdonald, researcher of the Japanese-Peruvian prisoner exchange.

This year’s symposium is part of Boise State University Human Rights Week, nine days of Human Rights Education, Unity, and Advocacy. Human Rights Week is co-sponsored by the Marylin Shuler Human Rights Initiative and the Frank Church Institute.

For more information on this event please visit: https://sps.boisestate.edu/minidoka/. For the full line-up of Human Rights Week events visit: https://sps.boisestate.edu/human-rights/




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