Filmmaker Ann Kaneko will present “Manzanar, Diverted” and “A Flicker in Eternity: Looking at Japanese American Incarceration and Manzanar as Intersections of Social Justice Struggle” Friday, Sept. 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The films explore the legacy of social injustice through the Japanese American incarceration experience. It shows how places like Manzanar, the former World War II Japanese American concentration camp, continue to be important sites of conscience that embody the intersections of social justice history.
Dr. Rudy Guevarra Jr., associate professor of Asian Pacific American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, will present “Forging Multi-ethnic Mexipino Identities and Communities in San Diego” Friday, Sept. 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Guevarra will explore the historical and contemporary formations of San Diego’s Mexipino communities through a series of narratives and photographs. Guevarra shows how shared experiences of Mexicans and Filipinos, such as Spanish colonialism, racial segregation and community formation, labor and civil rights struggles, and food contributed to the development of this distinct multi-ethnic identity.