Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion

While we’re living in a dark moment of the present, a different grim time in American history was also taking place more than 75 years ago. During World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes and unjustly incarcerated in remote camps. Learn more about this dark time from Bainbridge Island resident Clarence Moriwaki, who’s been dedicated to preserving the memories of more than 200 Japanese American residents of his island home, during his upcoming talk for Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program. Moriwaki shares how Bainbridge was the starting point for this forced imprisonment of America’s own citizens, and asks listeners to compare these past events with the country’s current racial and political tensions.

Fri, Jan. 15 at 6:30 pm and Mon, Feb. 8 at noon • Free • Online; details at

— Chey Scott