Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American Incarceration




Los Angeles, CA


June 19-24, 2022; July 10-15, 2022


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




JACL is inviting seventy-two primarily social studies and history teachers at the middle and high school (5-12) levels to explore the historical significance and enduring legacy of the World War II Japanese American incarceration experience and the reparations movement. Participants will be staying in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles with the majority of programming being at our host institution, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), with day trips to Santa Anita Park (a WWII temporary “assembly center”) and Manzanar National Historic Site (one of the ten permanent WWII “internment” camps).

Project Director(s)

Matthew Weisbly; Philip Ozaki

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Sharon Ishii-Joran; Christine Munteanu; Susan Kamei; Valerie Matsumoto; Lorraine Bannai; John Tateishi; Mitchell Maki; Alan Nishio

Grantee Institution

Japanese American Citizens League

Funded through the Division of Education Programs