Lawson Inada Talks Internment For 'The Democracy Project'
Democracy has always been a goal, but not consistently a reality, for all of the American people. One case in point: the U.S. citizens of Japanese descent who were kicked out of their homes on the West Coast and forced to live in internment camps.
Lawson Inada, former Poet Laureate of Oregon, was one of them, when he was just four years old. He speaks to the JX audience on internment as part of Southern Oregon University's Democracy Project 2021.
The project turned its usual international focus inward this year, and enlisted JPR as a partner. We welcome Lawson Inada back to the JX.
Note: there is a separate Democracy Project event with Mary Kathryn Nagle speaking about sovereign immunity for Native American tribes. That event is online, February 18th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Zoom.