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Beyond Heart Mountain: Japanese Americans’ Experiences During WWII
July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gain insight into the multi-faceted and harrowing experiences of Japanese Americans during WWII with a presentation from Alan O’Hashi, author and producer/director of Beyond Heart Mountain, a film and book that detail his and his family’s life and experiences in Cheyenne during this time. As part of the library’s programming for Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition for libraries, Alan will detail the pervasive and insidious racism towards Japanese Americans during WWII, both in Wyoming and around the country, providing a lens with which to consider contemporary violence towards Asian Americans and the ongoing societal issue of civility.
(Adults; Cottonwood Room)