At the beginning of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military power to remove anyone from any area the government declared a “military zone.” This order was used to revoke the liberty of anyone with “1/16th Japanese blood.” Most people today know very little about this.
In 2015 and 2016 Setsuko Winchester, an American of Japanese ethnicity, and her husband Simon, a bestselling author traveled to each of the ten US “relocation” camps where Americans of Japanese ancestry were held during World War II. Setsuko, a ceramic artist and a journalist, created 120 yellow tea bowls and photographed them at each of these sites. It tells a cautionary tale of what may happen to freedom when fear rules the day. Setsuko and Simon will share their extraordinary adventure. They have presented this sensitive subject, including on public radio, to enthusiastic audiences.
There is a suggested donation of $15.