Japanese American Day of Remembrance
Join us in the Rotunda to see a performance of Never Again: The story of the Japanese American incarceration, presented by Dukesbay Productions. This play features a collection of first-person stories of people who were forced into incarceration camps during World War II. Over the course of several scenes, five actors will bring this powerful history to life.
Aya Hashiguchi Clark edited and directed this play. She is a Tacoma-based actor, producer, and co-founder of Dukesbay Productions, and is a descendant of World War II incarceration history. She researched and identified the stories of the individuals featured in this production through Densho, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans.
Doors to the Rotunda will open at 5:30 to give the campus community time to interact with the archival materials present, to include a short video featuring former Puget Sound professor Tamiko Nimura. The reading of the play will begin at 6:30, followed by the names of the 36 Puget Sound students being read aloud by current Puget Sound students.
Light refreshments will be served.