San Jose State University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

San Jose State University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

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Introduced by Funie Hsu (SJSU Assistant Professor of American Studies) and Music by Francis Wong and Wesley Ueunten. Book sales/signing will follow.

This event is co-sponsored by the MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center, the Humanities Department, and the Religious Studies Program.

Mosaic events are wheelchair accessible. For more information and accessibility needs, contact Mosaic at 408-924-6255 or mosaic@sjsu.edu"

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San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment”
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” lecture followed by panel discussion with Rev. Gerald Sakamoto (SJBC) and Gordon Smith (Japanese American Museum of San Jose). Book sales/signing will follow. Presented by the San Jose Buddhist Church; co-sponsored by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

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University of Oregon — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

University of Oregon — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” Lecture. Sponsored by Department of Religious Studies. Introduced by Mark Unno (Associate Professor of East Asian Religions). Discussants include Irum Sheikh (Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon) and Yvette Alex-Assensoh (Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon). Book sales/signing will follow.

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Los Angeles, CA – LA Times Festival of Books (Hancock Foundation)
Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

Los Angeles, CA – LA Times Festival of Books (Hancock Foundation)

Writing the Epic American History – Moderated by Elizabeth Taylor (Chicago Tribune; past president National Books Critics Circle); Panel Discussion with Duncan Ryuken Williams (American Sutra), Anna-Lisa Cox (The Bone and Sinew of the Land), and James Donovan (Shoot for the Moon).

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Los Angeles, CA – LA Times Festival of Books (Wallis Annenberg Hall)
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Los Angeles, CA – LA Times Festival of Books (Wallis Annenberg Hall)

Aren’t We American? Race, Class, Immigration, and Citizenship – Moderator: Jody Aguis Vallego (Burbs to Barrios); Panel Discussion with Duncan Ryuken Williams (American Sutra), Sam Erman (USC Gould School of Law), Juan De Lara (Inland Shift), Elda Maria Roman (Race and Upward Mobility).

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2019 Association of Asian American Studies  (Madison) — Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration: A Roundtable  Discussion of Duncan Williams’ “American Sutra”
Apr
25
2:45 PM14:45

2019 Association of Asian American Studies (Madison) — Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion of Duncan Williams’ “American Sutra”

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Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion of Duncan Williams’ “American Sutra” – with David Kyuman Kim (U-Connecticut), Funie Hsu (San Jose State University), Jane Iwamura (University of the West), Anne Blankenship (North Dakota State University) in conversation with the author.

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California State University, Fresno —  “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” Lecture
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

California State University, Fresno —  “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” Lecture

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 “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” Lecture. Presented by the Asian American Studies Program. Co-sponsored by Fresno JACL and Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW). 

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University of Hawaiʻi  — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”
Mar
4
4:30 PM16:30

University of Hawaiʻi — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” lecture. Co-sponsored by Department of American Studies and the Department of Religion.

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 Chicago Midwest Buddhist Temple — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Chicago Midwest Buddhist Temple — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

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Lecture followed by discussion with Rev. Ron Miyamura (MBT) and Sarah Jacoby (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Northwestern University). Book sales/signing will follow. Presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

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Duke University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”
Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Duke University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” Lecture. Introduced by Richard Jaffe (Director, Duke Asia Pacific Institute and Associate Professor of Religious Studies) with discussant Eric Muller (Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC Chapel Hill). Book sales/signing will follow. Sponsored by Duke University Asian American Studies Program, Asia/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Department of Religious Studies.

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UC Berkeley — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII”
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

UC Berkeley — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII” followed by panel discussion with Carolyn Chen, Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies and Mark Blum, Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Buddhism. Reception and book sales/signing will follow. Presented by UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), Department of Ethnic Studies (Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program), and Center for Buddhist Studies.

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The Presidio — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WII Japanese American Incarceration” and musical performance by No No Boy
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Presidio — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WII Japanese American Incarceration” and musical performance by No No Boy

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“American Sutra” presentation by Duncan Ryūken Williams and musical performance by No-No Boy (nonoboyproject.com), featuring the world premier of a new song commissioned especially for this performance entitled "Buddha In The Searchlights," based off of stories and themes from Williams' book, "American Sutra."

Book sales/signing will follow.

This multimedia performance takes a look at the WWII Japanese American incarceration from the inside out, highlighting how Buddhists behind barbed wire drew on their spiritual traditions to survive dislocation, loss and uncertainty, and maintained their faith in the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties” running until May 27, 2019.

Please be sure to reserve your FREE ticket to this event!

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
Ramp access is available at the in the back of the building on Taylor Road between Sheridan Road and Bliss Avenue.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION:
The PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle provides FREE roundtrip service to the Presidio. The shuttle picks up at the Transbay Terminal or Embarcadero BART.

If you are driving please be sure that your GPS is taking you to the PRESIDIO ( our zip code is 94104), not to the Montgomery street located in downtown San Francisco . Entering "Futures Without Violence" ( the name of the building) will take you to straight here!

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Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum — “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War”
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum — “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII” followed by a panel discussion with Brian Niiya (Director, Densho), Naomi Hirahara (award-winning author and historian), Valerie Matsumoto (UCLA Aratani Chair on the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community). Reception and book signing will follow. The event is free, and we recommend that you RSVP.

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Harvard University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII"
Feb
22
4:15 PM16:15

Harvard University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII"

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Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies Japan Forum Lecture Series. “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII” lecture with introduction by Helen Hardacre, Harvard Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society and discussants Diana L. Eck (Harvard Professor of Comparative Religions and Indian Studies) and Stephen Prothero (C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America, Boston University). Reception and book sales/signing will follow.

This will take place at Belfer Case Study Room S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building.

Presented by the Harvard Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies; co-sponsored by the New England Japanese American Citizens League, Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum, Harvard Divinity School Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Pluralism Project, and the Harvard Program on U.S.-Japan Relations.

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JCC Manhattan — Tricycle Magazine “Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America”  Lecture followed by a conversation with writer Pico Iyer
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

JCC Manhattan — Tricycle Magazine “Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America” Lecture followed by a conversation with writer Pico Iyer

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Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America”, Tricycle Magazine Conversation with Writer Pico Iyer 

Co-hosted by Tricycle Magazine and JCC Manhattan. Reception and book sales/signing will follow.

Tickets required - $20 with discount code: TRIKELIVE


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Yale University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment”
Feb
20
4:30 PM16:30

Yale University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” by Duncan Williams followed by a book signing – presented by the Council on East Asian Studies; co-sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center, Department of Religious Studies, Yale Law School Legal History Forum

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History —  Day of Remembrance 2019: Memory, Faith, and Music — Keynote with musical performance by Kishi Bashi
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Smithsonian National Museum of American History — Day of Remembrance 2019: Memory, Faith, and Music — Keynote with musical performance by Kishi Bashi

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Day of Remembrance Keynote Speaker with musical performance by Kishi Bashi followed by conversation between Duncan Williams and Kishi Bashi. Book sales/signing will follow.

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