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Sebastopol, CA – Enmanji Buddhist Temple
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Sebastopol, CA – Enmanji Buddhist Temple

“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” lecture followed by a book signing. Co-sponsored by the Enmanji Buddhist Temple, Sonoma County JACL, Sonoma County Matsuri, and Sebastopol World Friends. Supporting educational institutions are Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.

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San Diego, CA – American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

San Diego, CA – American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center

  • San Diego Convention Center — Room 16B (Mezzanine Level) (map)
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“Recovering Pasts, Imagining Futures: A Roundtable Conversation about New Books on Buddhism in the West” with Duncan Ryuken Williams (author of “American Sutra”, Harvard University Press), Ann Gleig (author of “American Dharma,” Yale University Press) and Wakoh Shannon Hickey (author of “Mind Cure,” Oxford University Press), with respondents Jane Iwamura (University of the West) and Erik Braun (University of Virginia).

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Emeryville, CA – J-Sei
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Emeryville, CA – J-Sei

“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” Lecture. Joining Duncan Williams in conversation are Rev. Ken Yamada, editor of Shinshu Center of America and Rev. Candice Shibata, minister at the Buddhist Church of Florin. Light refreshments and a book signing will follow. Highly recommended to reserve your spot for this event on Eventbrite.

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UC Irvine — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”
Apr
15
4:00 PM16:00

UC Irvine — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” Lecture Presented by the Program in Religious Studies, co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and Tomo no Kai

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

San Jose, CA – 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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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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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

  • California State University, Fresno — Alice Peters Building, Room 191, (map)
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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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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”

  • UC Berkeley - Doe Memorial Library, Room 180 (map)
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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

  • The Presidio - Futures without Violence Gallery (map)
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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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