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November 8, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Freer House 2nd Floor Conference Room | Map
71 E. Ferry
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

In this talk, Dr. Donna Nagata describes research on the long-term consequences of the World War II Japanese American mass incarceration. Drawing on the terms “historical trauma”, “cultural trauma”, and “racial trauma”, Dr. Nagata will discuss the intergenerational psychosocial impacts of Japanese Americans’ wartime experience and the responses of former incarcerees to the government’s subsequent effort to redress their wrongful imprisonment. Implications of this research for taking a historical perspective on ethnocultural trauma will be discussed.

At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Gain understanding of the context and conditions related to the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans

2. Identify long-term psychosocial consequences the incarceration trauma among Japanese American former incarcerees and their children born after the war

3. Identify cultural influences on incarceration impacts

4. Gain understanding of former incarcerees’ responses to receiving delayed governmental redress for their unjust imprisonment

For more information about this event, please contact Caitlin Lyons at 3136642500 or