Let’s call immigration detention centers what they are: U.S. concentration camps. These U.S. concentration camps are reminiscent of the WWII incarceration camps that detained people of Japanese ancestry. Today’s concentration camps are yet another iteration of the racism and xenophobia that shaped our country, and continue to shape policy and the realities of non-white and immigrant families and children in the United States.
Join us as we explore how to fight the ongoing violence of family separation and incarceration. We’ll dive deep into Japanese and Japanese American WWII incarceration, a painful chapter in American history. We’ll also explore how the alienation and dehumanization of nonwhite people is manifesting today, and how Japanese Americans - through the Tsuru For Solidarity campaign - are working in solidarity with other marginalized communities to fight oppression and to facilitate intergenerational healing. Let’s stop repeating history.
Please RSVP in order to receive the study materials we will be discussing. Going over the materials is recommended, but not required to join the session.
Accessibility: NAPAWF*NYC Headquarters are accessible by wheelchair. Dinner will be provided.
NAPAWF New York City's The Study Group is an article club that meets regularly in order to further educate ourselves and each other on current issues that impact our communities. This is a dedicated space for civic-minded AANHPI women and gender queer people to thoughtfully unpack issues, learn, and unlearn.
NAPAWF NYC builds power with members to advance social justice and human rights for AANHPI self-identified women and families living individuals in New York.