BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20220402T000000Z DTEND:20220402T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Free</strong>\n\nWhile the story of how over 125\,000 p ersons of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated in American internment and c oncentration camps during WWII has become widely recognized\, little has b een told about the ways in which Japanese American Buddhists and Christian s alike drew on their faith to survive forced removal\, incarceration\, fa mily separation\, and unjust deportation. \n\nJoin <strong>Duncan Ryuken Williams</strong>\, co-curator of the exhibition <em>Sutra and Bible: Fa ith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration</em>\, who will b e in conversation with <strong>Sherman Jackson</strong> (USC King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and author of I<em>slam and the Bla ckamerican</em>) and <strong>Russell M. Jeung</strong>(Professor of Asian American Studies at SF State University and Co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate) about the links between the wartime Japanese American experience with oth er forms of religious and racial animus and exclusion in the United States . \n\nThis discussion will be followed by a Japanese <em>renga</em> (li nked-verse-poetry)-style prayer of interconnected readings including excer pts from Dharma talks or Christian sermons delivered during the wartime re moval or incarceration as well as letters\, diaries\, and poems written in the camps. Readers are Buddhist and Christian clergy as well as descendan ts of the wartime writers including <strong>Rev. Marvin Harada</strong>  (Bishop\, Buddhist Churches of America)\, <strong>Rev. Mark Nakagawa</str ong> (West District Superintendent\, United Methodist Church)\, <strong> Rev. Ron Kobata</strong> (retired\, Buddhist Church of San Francisco)\,  <strong>Kevin Kowta</strong> (lay leader\, Union Church of Los Angeles/gr andson of Rev. Sohei Kowta)\, <strong>Hoshina Seki</strong> (President\, American Buddhist Study Center [NYC]/daughter of Rev. Hozen Seki)\, <str ong>Satsuki Ina</strong> (Co-Founder\, Tsuru for Solidarity)\, and <stro ng>Mitch Homma</strong> (President\, Amache Alliance/Vice-President\, Ame rican Baptist Historical Society/great-grandson of Rev. Masahiko Wada). \ n\nTogether\, the program will interlink faith leaders from the Buddhist\, Christian\, and Muslim traditions\, literary memories across time and pla ce\, and provide a community vision of freedom and equal justice through i nsight and compassion. \n\n<a href=" 44p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=5d8343fe-9973-4cf8-92cf-429795a68b53">RSVP FOR IN PERSON</a>   <a href=" ckets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=6b834826-2ba9-4c2f-a154-7f91e3ad6054">RSVP FOR VI RTUAL</a>\n\n<em>Photo credit: Hanamatsuri\, the celebration of the Buddha 's birth\, held at Gila River concentration camp\, Arizona\, 1944. Gift of Tamotsu Ikemoto (93.104.6)</em>\n DTSTAMP:20231001T090529Z SUMMARY:Interlinking Past &amp\; Present: A Conversation and Reading About Race\, Religion\, and American Belonging URL:/en/events/2022/04/02/interlinking-past-present-a-conversation-and-re/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR