|AIKO HERZIG-YOSHINAGA, MARJORIE LEE BOOK EVENT AT THE GARDENA VALLEY JAPANESE CULTURAL INSTITUTE|
|March 11, 2012|
|GARDENA, Calif. — Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga and Marjorie Lee will discuss and sign “Speaking Out for Personal Justice: Site Summaries of Testimonies & Witnesses Registry” from the 1981 U.S. Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians on Sunday, March 18, 1-3 p.m. at the Bridge: JCI Heritage Center’s program of the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. |
“Speaking Out for Personal Justice” is a compilation of meticulously cataloged summaries of all 789 oral testimonies from the CWRIC’s public hearings. These heart-rending testimonies literally gave voice to the hardships and oppression that people suffered in the camps and in exile.
After the hearings, the CWRIC’S subsequent report and recommendations were key factors in the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
This event will be held in the JCI Hall at 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena, Calif., 90247. For information call (310) 324-6611, or visit www.jci-gardena.org, or email email@example.com. Facebook: facebook.com/JCIBridge.