Programming Schedule

All events listed here are free and open to the public.

Monday February 12

What is Sanctuary? From International Historical Concept to Oberlin’s Present
A panel featuring faculty from Classics, Comparative American Studies, History, and Africana Studies 
Sponsored by Classics, History, and Comparative American Studies
12:20–1:15 pm | location TBA

Thursday, February 15

A Personal Story of Internment and Introduction to the Exhibit
Kendal resident and former internee John Matsushima and “Courage and Compassion” co-director Julie Min
7:15 pm | Kendal at Oberlin, Heiser Auditorium
600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin

Friday, February 16

Opening Reception and Exhibit Preview
5:00–7:00 pm | Baron Art Gallery
65 East College Street, Suite 5, Oberlin

Saturday, February 24

San Jose Taiko
Lecture and performance
7:30 pm | Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street, Oberlin

Thursday, March 1

Rightlessness: Sanctuary and the Work Ahead
Naomi Paik, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
7:00 pm | Dye Lecture Hall
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin

Wednesday, March 7

The exhibit will hold special public viewing hours from 2:30 to 4:30 pm and from 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Courage and Compassion: A Musical Celebration in honor of Japanese American Students at Oberlin during World War II
Featuring a performance by Alice Takemoto ’47
4:30 pm | Stull Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory
77 West College Street, Oberlin

Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration
Film screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Vivienne Schiffer, Alice Takemoto ’47, and her son, Paul
7:00 pm | Apollo Theatre
19 East College Street, Oberlin

Saturday, March 10

The Internment Experience: Discovering its Impact on People’s Lives
Elaine Yoneoka ’76, artist
10:30 am | King Building, room 123
10 North Professor Street, Oberlin

Internment: A Survivor's Story
Roy Ebihara
2:00 pm | First Church in Oberlin
106 North Main Street, Oberlin

Community Reception
Join the Network of Oberlin Asian Alumni for a community reception with Oberlin students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
4:30 to 6 pm | Baron Art Gallery
65 East College Street, Suite 3, Oberlin

Thursday, March 15

Inversion: Re-Interpreting the Japanese American Camp Experience
Brian Hayashi, Kent State University
7:00 pm | Dye Lecture Hall
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin