Longtime Oberlin resident, Roy Ebihara, will speak about his experiences during the World War II, and how the internment experience continues to shape his political outlook.
Ebihara was just 8 years old when his family was forced to leave their home in Clovis, New Mexico. They spent nearly a year at an assembly center before being sent to the Topaz Watime Relocation Camp for the duration of war. Aiko Ebihara, Roy’s wife, was also interned during the war.
This performance is part of the month-long series of events organized in conjunction with the public history exhibit, Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience, in the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery, from February 17-March 18, 2018. Public viewing hours are from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays, and from 12-5pm, Sundays.