Presentation by Susan Inui.
I knew that my Dad’s family had been incarcerated somewhere in the west during World War II. I’m not sure how I knew because no one in the family talked about it. No one asked questions until, last year my cousin Mary, now in her 80’s asked her adult daughter if she’d go with her back to the educational center built on the site where the family had been incarcerated.
Eleven of us made this important pilgrimage which started the long overdue conversation about this experience – a conversation that once again is all too relevant. This presentation will be the personal story of one family’s experience…one of the 120,000 immigrants and citizens who were imprisoned because of their ethnicity.
Pilgrimage . . . trek . . . voyage . . . expedition . . . wandering. . . . passage . . . crossing . . . Journeys can be significant experiences. NWPL’s Journeying Series gives people a chance to share their stories and allow others to contemplate . . . and maybe finally plan . . . a journey of their own.