Wednesday, September 26th, 6 p at Timberland Regional Library, Shelton

Japanese American writer and visual artist Shizue Seigel will give a slide talk based on her book on the Japanese American incarceration of World War II.

Drawing from her book Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment, Seigel will describe how ordinary people became extraordinary advocates for justice and compassion by helping Japanese Americans in their darkest hour. During the frightening and confusing times after the outbreak of war, 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated. Almost two-thirds were American-born citizens, and almost one third were children. Among the people who recognized the injustice and did something about it were Walter and Mildred Woodward, editors of the Bainbridge Review community newspaper, and Rev. Emory Andrews, pastor of the Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle.

Seigel is a third-generation Japanese American writer, visual artist and community activist who explores complex intersections of history, culture and spirituality through prose, poetry and visual art. Her work is informed by seven decades of experiential connections across age, class, continents and cultures.

Her books Endangered Species, Enduring Values, an anthology of San Francisco area writers and artists of color; and Standing Strong! Fillmore & Japantown. More information at




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