Event Title
Call To Serve: Clara E. Breed & the Japanese American Incarceration
Name San Diego Public Library Visual Arts Program
Address 330 Park Blvd.
City San Diego
State California
Zip 92101
Opening Hours Reception: 9/18/2021, 12pm-2pm Open Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 1p.m.-7p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 12p.m.-5p.m. Sunday - Closed.
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619 238 6690
Email onview@sandiego.gov
Web Site https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/visualarts
Contact Bonnie Domingos  
Reception Date 18-9-0
Dates Starts On 18-9-2021   Ends On 30-1-2022
Opening Days September 18, 2021 - January 30, 2022
Event Description Clara E. Breed directed the San Diego Public Library for 42 years as a public servant advocating on numerous fronts, most significantly on behalf of the hundreds of Japanese American families that were incarcerated due to Executive Order 9066. Breed was ahead of her time in her interest to promote cultural understanding and fight prejudice. Her activism broadens our insights about the role libraries play in working toward a more equitable, diverse, and inclusionary future. This exhibition is co-organized by guest curators Susan Hasegawa, Linda Salem, and the San Diego Public Library, and was made possible by a collaboration between the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, San Diego State University Library, and Simmons University Archives. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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