Breaking the Silence

Japanese Americans who were interned at Camp Minidoka in Idaho will provide a look behind the barbed wire during a series of programs that will be presented at Linfield and in McMinnville beginning Oct. 30. The Seeking Justice Project focuses on the events and aftermath of the forced internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II. Many of the Japanese Americans who lived in the Northwest were forced to leave behind homes, businesses and property and were relocated to Camp Minidoka, an internment camp near Twin Falls, Idaho. This series of programs will feature individuals who were interned, a program on the National Park Service's action to make Camp Minidoka a National Historic Site, a theatrical drama focusing on the experiences of those interned, and a forum on immigration issues. The program includes four presentations: "Breaking the Silence," written by Nikki Nojima Louis, is a readers theatre drama of Japanese immigration to the West Coast of the U.S., the challenges of immigrants and a new culture, the hysteria during World War II, with the internment of the Japanese Americans at the camps, and the legal struggle of the constitutional redress. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Ice Auditorium. Subject: PLACE Lectures Run Length: 01:11 Author: Nikki Nojima Louis Publisher: Linfield College Copyright: 2014