In this clip, Joe Yasutake, a nisei originally from Seattle, Washington, talks about the loss of civil liberties in the political climate following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Densho interviewed Mr. Yasutake in October of 2002, and his complete interview can be found in Densho's Digital Archive.
40 New Oral Histories Completed
Last month, Densho completed a National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant to conduct, preserve, and web-host 40 new interviews about the WWII Japanese American incarceration experience. There are currently 544 interviews available from the Densho Digital Archive.
>> Register for the free Densho Digital Archive
Job Openings at Densho
Densho is seeking to fill four positions in the coming months. The deadline to apply for these jobs is Friday, September 30, 2011. The positions Densho will fill include:
Office Manager http://www.densho.org/assets/images/Office_Manager.pdf
Photo and Document Collections Manager http://www.densho.org/assets/images/Collections_Manager.pdf
Outreach and Communications Manager http://www.densho.org/assets/images/Communications_Manager.pdf
Web Application Developer http://www.densho.org/assets/images/Web_Application_Developer.pdf
September 17th Nisei Veterans Committee Speakers Series: Tom Ikeda
In a reversal of roles, Tom Ikeda, oral historian and Executive Director of Densho, will share parts of his life history during the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Speakers Series on September 17, 2011, at 7PM at the NVC Clubhouse, 1212 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. Tom will describe his life journey from playing at the NVC Clubhouse as a kid growing up in the Rainier Valley, becoming a research engineer, working at Microsoft, to helping to start Densho 15 years ago. Please rsvp to MAYKSASAKI@aol.com if you plan to attend.
>> Learn more about the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
Densho Sushi & Sake Gala
The Sushi & Sake Gala will be held on November 10, 2011, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The event begins at 5:30pm with a 90 minute Sushi & Sake reception. The reception will then be followed with a sit-down dinner and presentation. $125 early-bird tickets can be purchased online. Please come join us and support Densho.
>> Visit the Sushi & Sake Gala website
Julie Otsuka Reads at the Seattle Central Library
Julie Otsuka, the author of When the Emperor was Divine, will read from her new novel The Buddha in the Attic. This new novel traces the lives of young Japanese "picture brides" who travel to San Francisco in the early 1900s to meet their husbands and create new lives in America. The reading will take place Friday, September 23rd from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Central Library, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. For more information call 206-386-4636.
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