July 3-6, 2008

What: Whose America? Who’s American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice? A National Conference presented by the Japanese American National Museum will examine the connections between the Japanese American experience and the historical and contemporary issues surrounding democracy and civil rights.

When: July 3-6, 2008

Where: Denver, Colorado

Why: Gather your friends and family from across the nation for this unique opportunity to share stories and experience together what we all can learn from the lessons of the past. Join conference attendees (click here for list of registrants to date) from over 40 states plus New Zealand for this unforgettable gathering.

Karen Ebel, president of the German American Internee Coalition, will moderate a panel discussing “Enemy Alien Internment: Human/Civil Rights, the WWII Crystal City Camp, and Contemporary America.” Tetsuden Kashima, author of Judgment without Trial, will act as moderator for the panel “Alien Places and Alien People: Department of Justice Internment Camps During World War II.”

Major support has been generously provided by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Aratani Foundation.