We Hereby Refuse - Book Celebration

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Saturday February 20

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Three voices … Three acts of defiance … One mass injustice. This new graphic novel presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present. Japanese Americans complied when expelled from their homes in World War II and forcibly incarcerated in American concentration camps – but when it came to their ongoing imprisonment, many among them refused to submit without a fight.

For the first time, three of their stories are tied together within an epic narrative of the entire camp experience. Hear about the creation of this groundbreaking book by authors Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura with illustrations by Ross Ishikawa and Matt Sasaki.

Co-published by the Wing Luke Museum and Chin Music Press, this project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. 

Free tickets for this program can be reserved at the General0 level. Higher "ticket levels" will be considered a donation to the Wing Luke Museum. Please pick one "level" to finish your registration.

Thank you for your support and for your donations to the Wing Luke Museum. 

***Available Spring 2021. To purchase copies of We Hereby Refuse, visit Wing Luke Museum’s Marketplace online store or email us at marketplace@wingluke.org to receive notifications of when books are available. 

While our exhibits and galleries remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Marketplace remains open to the public from Friday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm PST.