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NEWS AND INFORMATION

Future Engagements – Booking spaces for year 2017 are nearly filled. New engagements are being scheduled for 2018. If you or your group would like to reserve a spot, please contact Sam Mihara as soon as possible and indicate your group description, location and preferred dates.

Presentation in Los Angeles – On September 24, 2016, a new production, MEMORIES OF FIVE NISEI, was held at the Japanese American National Museum. The show was a sellout with a waiting line at the entrance to the theater. The program featured the testimony of five Japanese Americans who told of their memories on the imprisonment in desolate U.S. camps. The combination of Powerpoint photos, video clips and personal testimonials was blended into a smooth flowing story from start to finish. The audience reaction was highly favorable. As measured by a survey after the performance, all respondents stated a high degree of satisfaction with the presentation. On the feedback, 100% of the respondents stated descriptors like “Very well done, excellent, great, outstanding and fantastic”. This may set a precedent for future similar presentations. A DVD of this performance may be ordered through this website on the “SHOP” page. Please feel free to ask questions on the “CONTACT SAM” column of this page.

Harvard Law School Results – Here is what a leading faculty member wrote after the presentation on October 18. Michael Klarman, Harvard Law School Professor of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History:

“As someone who has taught American Constitutional Law and Constitutional History for 30 years, I found that Mr. Mihara’s presentation added invaluable context to what otherwise can seem an abstract debate over an issue that people today have a difficult time fully relating to. The cartoons illustrating anti-Japanese sentiment and the photographs from the internment camps, together with Mr. Mihara’s valuable accounts of the life stories of people in the photographs, brings to life the enormity of the injustices involved in the World War II internment of Japanese-American citizens.”

APPOINTMENTS

2017

June 7 – Los Angeles – California Courts Conference

June 8 – Huntington Beach CA – H. B. Rotary

July 8 – Manitowoc, Wisconsin – Maritime Museum

July 9 to 12 – Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin – Civic Groups

July 26-30 – Heart Mountain Wyoming – Annual Pilgrimage

September 12 – Chicago – Neal Gerber LLP

September 19 – Fullerton CA – Cal State Univ. Fullerton

September 26-28 – Tennessee Tour –

September 27 – Nashville TN – Keynote Speaker, TN Teachers Conference

September 28 – Nashville TN – Frost Brown LLP

October 6 – 8 – Heart Mountain WY – Teachers Conference

October 26 – Utah Tour – Salt Lake City – HMWF Board Meeting

October 27 – Salt Lake City – University of Utah

October 28 – Salt Lake City – Utah Teachers’ Conference

November 1 – Berkeley CA – University of California

December 4-6 – New York City Speaking Tour

December 4 – NYC – Willkie Farr LLP

December 6 – NYC – Akin Gump LLP

December 6 – Philadelphia – Universities and local civic groups

2018

January 2018 – San Francisco – Lick Wilmerding H.S.

February 20 – Irvine, CA – University of California Irvine

February (tbd) – Sonoma State University, CA – Part of Lecture Series on Holocaust and Genocide

Spring 2018 – Richmond VA – Virginia Holocaust Museum

April 19 / 20 – San Antonio TX – National Council of History Educators – Keynote Speech

April 21 – Houston TX – Anti-Defamation League of Houston

2019

Spring 2019 – Harvard Law School

Fall 2019 – Princeton University

Letters of Recommendation

From UCLA
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From the University of Texas
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From the Virginia Holocaust Museum
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