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ArtRez artist to speak today on Japanese internment camps


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  • Jul. 07, 2018 - 12:18 PM

 ArtRez artist to speak today on Japanese internment camps

Photograph by Tom Parker for Department of the Interior, War Relocation Authority

A Japanese American girl walks to school in the rain in 1943 at Jerome Relocation Center in Denson, Ark.

The Carnegie Library will welcome the newest ArtRez artist in residence today.

Shizue Seigel will speak on on Japanese American internment camps today at 6 p.m. 
Camps. During the frightening and confusing times following the outbreak of World War II,  120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated.

Almost two-thirds were American-born citizens, and almost one third were children. Seigel will discuss how ordinary people can become extraordinary advocates for justice
and compassion.

Seigel is a third-generation Japanese American writer, visual artist and
community activist who explores complex intersections of history, culture and spirituality
through prose, poetry and visual art. Her work is informed by seven decades of experiential connections across age, class, continents and cultures.

Her books include “Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment.”

To find out more regarding this program or to make a reservation, please contact
The Carnegie Library at 770-683-1347 or register online via Eventbrite. The Carnegie
Library is located on the historical downtown square at 1 LaGrange St.