Pieces of Our Lives Exhibit

Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) will share the exhibit, Pieces of Our Lives: Family Artifacts from Behind Barbed Wire, returning to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library for the 3rd time. The exhibit will be up February 14-26, 2023,  in recognition of the Day of Remembrance (February 19th, the signing of EO 9066). It explores the social and personal impact of the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. On display in the large case off of the lobby will be family objects from the Humboldt County Japanese American Community who were either forcibly removed from their home and incarcerated as children or whose grandparents, mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts were imprisoned in incarceration camps during WWII. There will be ten large banners about the ten camps and different aspects about the camps in the Library's Nordstrom Lobby.

Additional events of interest:

Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30pm in the Great Hall (CCC260) - Akemi Kochiyama, grandaughter of civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, will speak on The past, present, and future of solidarity between Black and Asian communities

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4pm by the Library's large case exhibit - Pieces of Our Lives: Family Artifacts from Behind Barbed Wire - family members will share stories about the artifacts and answer questions

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