Japanese American Day of Remembrance

UWT Scholarly Selections – Day of Remembrance

Never Again is Now: Japanese American Incarceration, Anti-Asian Violence, and Immigration Detention in the 21st Century
  • Dates:
    May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Virtual event via Facebook Live
  • Tickets:


  • Accessibility:

    Accessible online

UWT Scholarly Selections
South Puget Sound Day of Remembrance panel discussion
“Never Again is Now: Japanese American Incarceration, Anti-Asian Violence, and Immigration Detention in the 21st Century”
May 20, 7:00 PM
FREE Facebook Live Presentation

Join us for a panel discussion about the history and meaning of U.S. government surveillance of Japanese Americans and World War II incarceration, in relationship to contemporary issues of anti-Asian violence, immigration and labor, private detention centers, and border patrol. Informed by history, we will address relevant questions about democracy and civil liberties, neoliberal policies, citizenship, and American identity. Panelists will also consider the possibilities of solidarity between social justice movements for freedom and equality, including Black Lives Matter.

Moderator: UWT Student Leader and Faculty Member, Tanya Velasquez


  • Stan Shikuma, Writer, Taiko artist and community activist. Co-chair of the Seattle chapter, Tsuru for Solidarity. Bio: Stanley N Shikuma is a writer, taiko (Japanese drum) artist, and community activist. He performs with Seattle Kokon Taiko and directs Kaze Daiko (a taiko youth group), and has also been a performer, composer, and percussionist on new opera, silent film scores, Butoh dance, and puppet theatre. As a social activist, Stan writes and lectures on Civil Rights, Japanese American history, and Taiko. Affiliations include co-chair of the Seattle chapter Tsuru for Solidarity, and work with the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee & NVC Foundation, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Regional Taiko Groups-Seattle, and Taiko Community Alliance.
  • Rachel Endo, Ph.D., Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Education, University of Washington Tacoma. Bio: Endo is the inaugural Dean of the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. With primary research interests in Asian American education and critical approaches to multicultural education, Endo is the author of 3 academic books including The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in the 1940s: Literature for the High School Classroom (2018- National Council of Teachers of English) along with other articles, book chapters, and monographs. She earned her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education with a cognate in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Cassie Miura, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, Communications, Arts and Culture, University of Washington Tacoma. Bio: Cassie M. Miura is a fourth generation (yonsei) Japanese American born in Hawaii. She is Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences as well as Director of Grants and Special Projects for the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr. Miura has published on early modern literature, the history of the emotions, and first-generation pedagogy. Her research and broader teaching interests also include rhetoric and composition and Asian American literature. 
  • Jimmy McCarty, Ph.D. Affiliate Faculty, School of Education, Director, Center for Equity and Inclusion, University of Washington Tacoma. Bio: Jimmy McCarty, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusion and Affiliate Instructor in the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. He is a co-editor of The Business of War: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex, a series editor of The Business of Modern Life book series (Cascade), and is a widely published author in academic and popular outlets. In particular, he has presented and published on the topic of the nature and possibility of Asian American action for racial justice and solidarity. 
  • Nichole Filler, Ph.D. Faculty, Highline Community College, Seattle, Washington. Bio: Dr. Nikki Filler is a faculty member at Highline College in Ethnic and Gender Studies and Political Science. She earned her Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in Political Science with emphases in Feminist Studies and Asian American Studies. Her teaching and research interests include the intersectional dynamics of Asian American community activism and political representation. She is also a yonsei of mixed heritage and the descendant of family incarcerated during WWII at the Heart Mountain concentration camp.

About Scholarly Selections:
A partnership between the UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and the Washington State History Museum, Scholarly Selections brings UWT scholars’ work to the public in an informal setting. Scholarly Selections talks are normally held at the History Museum on Third Thursday evenings with free admission, however the May 20 Scholarly Selections will be held virtually.

How to view this livestreamed program:

Our program is livestreamed on Facebook but you do not need to have a Facebook account, and do not need to sign in to Facebook, to see it. The live program is viewable for everyone.

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