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4/1/10: Day of Remembrance and Resistance Behind Bars

Resistance Behind Bars

Khurshid Khoja speaks on the injustice of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the continued struggle against racist scapegoating. Assemblymember Warren Furutani shares his personal story about the first pilgrimage to Manzanar and talks about the bill he introduced, which passed last year, to award college degrees to Japanese Americans denied diplomas because of their removal to U.S. concentration camps.

Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: the Struggles of Incarcerated Women, spent nine years researching this book on the often ignored injustice of women’s incarceration and provides us with examples of their organizing.

Peter Swing will remind us about the upcoming Asian Law Caucus fundraising dinner and Yuri Kochiyama talks about the call of support for political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal.