Join us for a free one-day professional development workshop which explores the current special exhibition
EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration and invites inquiry into this dark chapter in American history. How did leaders arrive at this decision? How did Japanese Americans respond to the violation of their civil liberties? And what, as a nation, have we learned that can help us address the present-day issues of immigration, racism, and mass incarceration?
Workshop participants will receive:
- A $100 stipend
- A tour of the special exhibition
- A free field trip to
Exclusion with their students
- Teacher curriculum, resources and strategies for guiding student inquiry and discussions
Fred T. Korematsu Institute
EXCLUSION Exhibition Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9 am to 5pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
This workshop is sponsored by the Presidio Trust and the
Fred T. Korematsu Institute in partnership with the
National Japanese American Historical Society and
Facing History and Ourselves.
About the Exhibition
During World War II, the Presidio of San Francisco – the Army's Western Defense Command – played a pivotal role in the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, purportedly in the name of national security. This special exhibition marks 75 years since Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Orders from the Presidio, and examines the post's little understood part in these events.
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