JAPANESE AMERICAN FORCED INCARCERATION, NISEI WORLD WAR II MILITARY SERVICE, AND THE BUILDING OF AMERICAN LIVES
The Go For Broke Japanese American Soldiers of World War II Forever Stamp was issued by the U.S. Postal Service this year to commemorate American men and women of Japanese heritage who served in the military while their families were forcibly incarcerated by the U.S. government. The all-Japanese American 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team, whose motto was “Go For Broke,” became the most highly-decorated U.S. Army unit fighting against Hitler’s Third Reich. Join us for a reading of a short play that commemorates their courage and that of their families: “Epistles” by internationally acclaimed playwright Velina Hasu Houston and directed by Tamara Ruppart.
Two short presentations will be made by representatives of stamp organizing and community entities. A reading of the short play, Epistles by Velina Hasu Houston, will be presented, after which artists will hold a Q&A with the audience.