Setsuko's Secret Panel Talk Event

Setsuko’s Secret: Friendships Forged in Times of Trial

Saturday, December 5  |  2:00pm PST/5:00pm EST

Board chair Shirley Ann Higuchi, author of the new book Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration, will be joined by two legends of Congress and the history of Heart Mountain, Wyoming–Secretary Norman Mineta and Senator Alan Simpson–as they discuss the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and its impact on their lives. Both Simpson and Mineta are prominently featured in the book. Led by David Ono, the evening anchor of ABC7 news in Los Angeles and an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, the panel will discuss the history of the Japanese American experience, the strong bond created by Mineta and Simpson over the years and how it shows how people with differing viewpoints can work together to create a better America, a message that has renewed relevance and urgency today. More details here

Join us online on Saturday, December 5, 2pm Pacific Time/5pm Eastern Time. This event is hosted by the National Japanese American Citizens League and the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. It is co-sponsored by the National Japanese American National Museum, the Bar Association of Washington, D.C., The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, and the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation.