September 2020 Newsletter
Friend of AACP, Laura Atkins, is co-teaching a picture book writing workshop. (Four Thursdays, starting on October 1st to 22nd, 5-7pm PDT). Click here to learn more.
If you missed the other mentions of the Poston Virtual Pilgrimage in this newsletter, here it is again. It takes place on October 3-4, 10:30am– 12:30pm PDT. To find out more and to register, click here.
If you have an event that you would like us to mention and or to participate in, please feel free to let us know.
Report on the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey
Thoughts About the Election and Current Issues
By Leonard Chan
Curious to learn about what the Asian American electorate is thinking in this election year? You’re just in luck – the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey has just been released.
We’ll look into some of the changes (if any) in demographics, views, and voting patterns of Asian Americans, since our last article on this subject, using some of the finds from this new survey and some voting statics collected by the Census Bureau.
An Interview with Marlene Shigekawa
Author, Filmmaker, and President of the Poston Community Alliance
Interviewed by Leonard Chan
We arrived in Parker, Arizona one warm spring day. The buses were taking everyone to the Poston Internment Camp approximately 16 miles away. I wasn’t sure what to expect, just as those that had arrived at this very site almost exactly 76 years earlier.
The biggest difference was that I was only visiting and the Japanese American internees, all those years ago, were facing a very uncertain future of confinement that could last for years.
That was my first pilgrimage to the Poston Internment Camp site back in April of 2018.
This coming first weekend in October was to be the date for this year’s pilgrimage to Poston. Instead, the organizers of the event will be holding a virtual free event over the Internet on October 3rd and 4th. (More Information)
To help fill us in on this virtual event and to help answer a few of our question, we have Marlene Shigekawa, president of the Poston Community Alliance, the organizers for these pilgrimages.
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