Expanding on the Miné Okubo Collection, history and the arts, and social justice in the Inland Empire…

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Gasa Gasa Girl Speaks at RCC!


The Center will host a talk by visiting author and artist Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey on the campus of Riverside City College on Tuesday, March 8th. Like Miné Okubo, whose collection forms the core of the Center’s exhibits, Havey is a Japanese American artist, unjustly interned during World War II, who has written a book about her years in an American concentration camp. Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence, Havey’s innovative memoir, combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to share the story of her family’s journey to the United States, her childhood in Southern California, and her experience as an incarcerated adolescent. Havey will discuss her life, read from the book, and show some of her artwork in this engaging and illuminating talk.


This event will begin at 6pm in the Auditorium of the Digital Library on the Riverside City College campus (http://www.rcc.edu/about/parking/pages/campus-map.aspx). Attendance is free, but please contact the Center at 951-222-8846 or socialjustice@rccd.edu to obtain an RCC parking permit.