[MCN] Join us June 18th for a discussion of Japanese American Incarceration and Beyond

Jessie Rogers jrogers at missoulacounty.us
Wed May 22 16:05:20 EDT 2019

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula & Northern Rockies Heritage Center Co-Hosts

Bend with the Wind: A Book Talk & Discussion with Author Naomi Shibata

Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00pm

At Heritage Hall on the Fort Missoula Campus

Naomi Shibata presents on her family's history, including her grandfather's internment at Fort Missoula. Naomi Shibata is a third generation American of Japanese Ancestry (Nikkei), born and raised in California. Her grandfather was among the Japanese immigrants interned at Fort Missoula during World War II.
As docent and writing workshop leader with the National Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco, Naomi delivers guest lectures on the Nikkei experience for a variety of institutions. Naomi is a University of California graduate and a high technology industry veteran.
Bend with the Wind - The Life, Family, and Writings of Grace Eto Shibata is the story of two families' pursuit of the American Dream. This 20th century narrative highlights Grace's family's struggle to achieve business ownership and tracks the growth of modest, but stable, Japanese communities. It describes how an entire racial ethnic community, most of whose members were American citizens, were disenfranchised during World War II.
It discusses Grace's father's internment by the Department of Justice, the family's incarceration, exile, service in the United States Armed Forces, postwar resettlement, and speaks of Grace's life as wife, mother, businesswoman, author, and activist.
This event is free to the public and will include light appetizers and refreshments.
Naomi Shibata will available for Q & A and book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale.  For more information contact Kristjana Eyjólfsson at keyjolfsson at missoulacounty.us<mailto:keyjolfsson at missoulacounty.us> or (406) 258-3473.
More information on Facebook (Historical Museum at Fort Missoula) https://www.facebook.com/events/185340895705049/

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Sláinte (To Health!),


Jessie Rogers
Development & Communications Director
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
"While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed."  ---  Mattie Stepanek

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