I’ve always believed in the importance of preserving history and the power of personal stories. But doing this work in the middle of a history-in-the-making moment has taught me that quietly documenting these stories is no longer enough. We must activate that history to build the courage and compassion needed for a more just world.
That’s why I’m excited to gather in community at the
2019 Densho Dinner
in just a few weeks, and share how we’re activating the Japanese American past to fight for a better future.
I’m especially excited to hear from two strong voices who will be featured at this event: Dr. Satsuki Ina, co-chair of
Tsuru For Solidarity
and a leader in the movement to end the detention of immigrant children and families; and poet, educator, and longtime feminist and human rights activist Mitsuye May Yamada. I never cease to be inspired by the ways these amazing women draw from their own WWII incarceration experience to fight for the rights of others — and I hope you will be too.
The stories of Japanese American WWII incarceration are needed today more than ever. Please join me at the Densho Dinner on Saturday, November 2 to activate our history!
In appreciation and solidarity,