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Japanese Americans History

Japanese Redress in North America and its Larger Legacy

Dr. Greg Robinson (Université du Québec À Montréal)

February 28 (Tues)
Smith Memorial Student Union 236
Free and open to the public






In 1988, the governments of the United States and Canada each made a landmark Redress settlement, providing official apologies and financial compensation to their surviving residents of Japanese ancestry who had been subjected to mass confinement on a racial basis during World War II. Japanese Redress represented a vital precedent for human rights on an international scale, both in the establishment of historical commissions to examine claims of official injustice and for the payment of reparations. Still, though the political movements for Redress in the two countries had many common features, they differ greatly in their domestic legacy, most notably in their meanings for multiculturalism and civil rights.

Co-Sponsored by:
Oregon Nikkei Endowment, PSU History Department, PSU Honors Program, PSU Millar Library Special Collections PSU Office of the President, PSU Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Friends of History

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