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Sunday Afternoon Delight

November 14 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

RACISM AND AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS

a Conversation with Mas and Marcia Hashimoto

Facilitated by John Torres

Open to all Billys and Billykin

As a six year old child, Mas Hashimoto was taken as a prisoner-of-war by his own country. At the beginning of the Second World War, he and his family were forcibly removed from their home in Watsonville CA by the United States government and relocated to an internment camp in Arizona, where they were imprisoned for 3 ½ years, without ever being charged with a crime.

Mas will present his TED talk and lead us in a discussion with his wife, Marcia, about his life experience, including working in the fields as a farm worker for ten summers, and the recent rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. Mas and Marcia live in Watsonville and are active members of the Japanese American Citizens League, which they proudly note was “one of the first civil rights organizations to support LGBTQ marriage in the early 1990s.” 

The virtual door to the zoom room will close at 3:15 PM. To honor our time together please be on time. For more information, contact John Torres at jonniet@comcast.net

Phat Huynh: kbj0888@att.net

Alfredo Winter: alfredwinter@gmail.com

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