Social activist and artist alumna Kyoko Nakamaru (BA '09 - gender, women & sexuality studies) visits the site of the Manzanar internment camp to reflect on and learn about some of her family's history in the camp. "The beauty of Manzanar struck me instantly," she says. "That's the first breath. In the second, you realise there's no escaping."
Seventy-five years ago — on Feb. 19, 1942 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, a catalyst behind the forced removal and mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. Professor Yuichiro Onishi shares the history, its connection to present-day events, and how it can be recast to advance social justice.
Republicans silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren reading a letter written 30 years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King’s widow, opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as attorney general. What is the rule that could be used against Senator Warren. Political science professor Kathryn Pearson explains.