Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, and Ross Ishikawa

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Saturday June 26

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1:00 PM  –  1:45 PM

All members are invited to this exclusive conversation and Q&A with the creators behind We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration.

Frank Abe wrote and directed the PBS film on the largest organized resistance to incarceration, Conscience and the Constitution. He won an American Book Award for JOHN OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy and is co-editing a new anthology of incarceration literature for Penguin Classics. He blogs at

Tamiko Nimura is an Asian American (Sansei/Pinay) writer living in Tacoma, Washington. Her training in community journalism, literature, and American ethnic studies (MA, PhD, University of Washington) prepared her to research, document, and tell the stories of people of color. She can be found at (Photo credit: Josh Parmenter

Ross Ishikawa is a cartoonist and animator living in Seattle. He is working on a graphic novel about his parents and their coming of age during World War II. His work is online at

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Join us for the book discussion after the meet-and-greet at 2:00 pm (PDT): We Hereby Refuse with Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, and Ross Ishikawa 

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