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St. Mary’s Japanese Episcopal Mission Lecture with Dr. Chrissy Lau
April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Dr. Chrissy Lau for an important discussion about Reverend John Misao Yamazaki and his congregation from St. Mary’s Japanese Episcopal Mission in Los Angeles as they dealt with anti-Japanese discrimination and forced relocation to incarceration camps in the 1940s.
Dr. Chrissy Lau is the Assistant Professor of History and Social, Behavioral and Global Studies at California State University- Monterey Bay. Her work centers on exploring the development of women’s politics (specifically Japanese American women) and activism in the public sphere as well as in the intimacy of familial relationships. She is the Author of New Women of Empire: Gendered Politics and Racial Uplift in Interwar Japanese America (2022) and co-editor of The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice (2021).
This lecture is sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, the Japan-America Society of Indiana, Barnes & Thornburg and the Japan Foundation.
Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Registration is required for this event and walk-ins are welcome unless the event sells out ahead of time. The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.