March 5, 2021
Big Read Exile From Paradise, Internment in New Mexico
Friday, March 5, 2021
Description: Join Professor Emeritus Gail Okawa as she recounts her own personal and familial history with Japanese American internment in World War II. Her own book Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile is told through the eyes of a granddaughter and researcher born during the war, it is also a research narrative that reveals parallels between pre-WWII conditions and current twenty-first century anti-immigrant attitudes and heightened racism.