The Immigrant in America

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Event Information

500 Cortland Avenue San Francisco CA 94110
Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Five poets read poems about the immigrant experience in America: Jodi Hottel will read from her book "Heart Mountain" about the internment camps for Japanese during WWII; Toshi Washizu will talk about his film "Isseis: the First Generation", which consists of interviews he conducted with first generation Japanese immigrants; Diane Frank will read poems about immigrants from the viewpoint of a non-Asian; Genny Lim from a Chinese American's experience and Joyce Futa from the viewpoint of third generation Japanese-American.