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Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Art of Subversion

This is a guest post by Jennifer Cody Epstein.

In the run-up to the presidential election last November, few of Donald Trump’s proposals sparked quite as much alarm as his idea for a Muslim “registry.” The idea has undergone several iterations—from requiring the registration of Muslims in America, to registering people from a list of almost exclusively Muslim nations, to banning Muslims from entering the country altogether—but at their core, each version hearkens back to one of America’s darkest moments, the forcible evacuation and internment of thousands of Japanese Americans civilians following America’s entry into World War II. 1,783 more words


Episode 5: "In Line" by K. Hulett

“We should hope for the best for each other. We should want the best for each other. We should do the best for each other.”  193 more words

Compassion, Stories, Peace, Community

Small Stones: A Recap

Here’s what we’ve been up to since our initial post in November 2016:

Curating Curricula and Lesson Plans: 

We prioritize finding lesson plans and curricula that are high-quality, free to access and use, and applicable to the present political reality. 250 more words

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Dorothea Lange and Japanese Internment

Anchor Editions has some wonderful primary source photographs of the process of Japanese American Internment, taken by none other than the photographer Dorothea Lange. Unlike many of Lange’s other images, these works are not well known–by design. 111 more words

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History's Dark Side

Every nation has a moment in their past that they regret in hindsight. For the United States, one such moment is our treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. 606 more words


A Los Angeles Story: The Last Service of the Hollywood Independent Church

A tiny piece of Los Angeles history disappeared last week.  After 100 years, the Hollywood Independent Church (HIC) conducted its final service on November 19th. HIC’s Reverend John Vargas final service at the historic Japanese American and Hawaiian church was introduced to the sound of conch seashells and a performance of hula dancers.   784 more words