What We Do
Our Story is a resource of knowledgeable speakers who tell the story about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II.
The speakers provide insight into the causes of the incarceration and its impact on individuals, the community, and the Constitution. The speakers share stories about the way the incarceration affected the lives of individuals and families. Virtual Our Story presentations are available to accommodate remote learning.
The Need for This Program
Our Story informs us that the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans was wrong. It traces the plight of Japanese Americans during a tumultuous time and describes the living conditions in the concentration camps. It informs us that the Constitution did not properly protect Japanese Americans during World War II. It fosters the ideal that all Americans share responsibility for protecting the rights of all Americans at all times.