NJAHS Annual Members' Meeting 2000

  Okay, Now What?  Negotiating Japanese American 
Identity After World War II

June 24, 2000

Meeting - Saturday, June 24, 2000 from 1PM to 4PM at the Oakland Museum of California

Featuring - "When You're Smiling: The Deadly Legacy of Internment."  a film by  Janice D. Tanaka

The first comprehensive look at the generation that came of age in the 50s and 60s.  When You're Smiling presents the price of internment on the Sansei community of South Central Los Angeles.  Also facing the growing "model minority" myth, these lower class Japanese American youth turned to drugs, gangs, and some to suicide.  When You're Smiling examines the reactions of the entire community as it deals with solidifying stereotypes and interior identity crisis.

Negotiating Japanese American Identity:  a panel discussion

Panelists of Post-War 50s - 90s generations share their experiences and perspectives on race, ethnicity and culture in a multicultural era.


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