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Behind the Fence for National Defense: Japanese-American Internment in WWII

Course number : 19435   
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Take a journey into a dark chapter of American history.  What was behind the largest single forced relocation of a people in American history? What was living in the camps like?  Why was there a camp in Santa Fe? What were the long-term consequences of the program? This course explores these and other questions and concludes with a film, “The Cats of Mirikitani”, which examines the life experiences of one former internee.    

“We're here because we happen to be Japs.

We all love life, and our country best,

Our misfortune to be here in the west,

To keep us penned behind that DAMNED FENCE,

Is someone's notion of NATIONAL DEFENCE!”

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

Richard Blankmeyer 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.Please note this class will begin two weeks later than advertised in the CE/OSHER catalogs.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/15/2019 - 5/29/2019 Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rio Rancho, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho  Map Richard Blankmeyer