Madden Library Presents Nikiko Masumoto Apr 5

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Madden Library Presents Nikiko Masumoto Apr 5

Postby ciwathen » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Fresno State Madden Library in Partnership with the
College of Social Sciences and the Sociology Department


Nikiko Masumoto
Performing What We Could Carry

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Madden Library Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room (3rd floor, North Wing)

5:30 Reception with hors d'oeuvres and no-host beer and wine bar
6:00 Performance

RSVP at: (enter code LIBCARRY)

This one-woman show is developed and performed by Nikiko Masumoto, a Del Rey peach farmer, public arts performer and a member of the College of Arts and Humanities Advisory Board.

The show asks us to consider how and what memory we carry about Japanese American experiences before, during and after Internment and World War II. Based almost entirely on the testimony of individuals from the Los Angeles hearings of the 1981 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, Masumoto performs 13 individuals' testimony (in addition to her own) about internment and the weight of these memories.

Masumoto performed an excerpt of What We Could Carry at the White House in December, as part of a panel speaking about the future of food.

The event is co-sponsored by the sociology department and the College of Social Sciences as part of their Lived Experiences, Social Justice and Social Science speaker series.

The Madden Library is co-sponsoring the event as part of 9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside, a series of exhibitions and events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans with a focus on those from the San Joaquin Valley.

This is a free, public event. Parking is $3. Please purchase a day permit at a campus parking kiosk.

For more information or assistance with physical accommodations, contact Sharon Ramirez at 559.278.5790 or
Cindy Wathen-Kennedy
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California State University, Fresno
Henry Madden Library
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