Japanese American Internment: Memories of Heart Mountain

GENINT 741.399

Osher (50+). In this course, Sam Mihara tells the story of his family and what happened to them in a Japanese internment camp, why the camps were created and the important lessons that he learned from this experience.

Starting at $15.00
As few as 1 day

About this course:

Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) born and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the United States government used armed military guards to force nine-year-old Sam and his family to move to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming prison camp. It was one of 10 such camps in the country that together housed more than 120,000 west coast residents of Japanese ancestry, most of them U.S.-born American citizens. Sam and his family lived in one room, 20 by 20 feet square in a barrack for three years. In this course, Sam describes the events leading to internment, and life for Japanese American citizens imprisoned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during World War II. He has also studied the current detention of immigrant families across the country and shares his findings.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Wednesday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Instructor: Sam Mihara
58 days left. Enroll by Apr 15, 2020
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Open to the public. Plus members pay no fee for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund allowed.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Wed Apr 15, 2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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