WHO/WHAT: Frank Abe, writer of the new graphic novel “We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration,” will be joined in a virtual conversation with Kathleen Purcell, daughter of Mitsuye Endo’s attorney James Purcell; Wayne Collins Jr., the son of Hiroshi Kashiwagi’s attorney Wayne Collins; and Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Kashiwagi’s wife. They will share the stories of James Purcell, Wayne Collins, and of Hiroshi Kashiwagi and the larger picture of Mr. Collins’ representation of the 5,000 renunciants who spent the decade fighting to win back their citizenship. Moderator Darren Murrata of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center will also engage Frank Abe in conversation about the stories of those involved in the fight for civil liberties in the midst of World War II. Free and open to the public thanks to Eastwind Books of Berkeley and in collaboration with the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Feb. 13, 1-2:30 p.m. RSVP at weherebyrefuse.eventbrite.com. Donations are appreciated and will support future programs.


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