Feb 17 - Mar 19: Courage and Compassion Special Exhibit & Programs
February 17 – March 18 Courage and Compassion Special Exhibit & Programs
The Oberlin College Department of History has arranged for the national travelling exhibit "Courage & Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience" to visit Oberlin. This exhibit is sponsored by the Go for Broke National Education Center and will visit ten U.S. communities where citizens welcomed Japanese Americans during and after the turbulent days of WWII. The exhibit will be at the College’s Richard D. Baron '64 Art Gallery in downtown Oberlin and several public programs will be offered throughout the stay of the exhibit. The exhibit and programs are free and open to the public.
The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supporting partner of this program series.
Exhibit Hours, February 17 - March 18, Baron Art Gallery, 65 East College Street:
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
- Monday, 2/12; 12:20 - 1:15 p.m. "What is Sanctuary?" panel featuring Oberlin College faculty from Classics, Comparative American Studies, History, and Africana Studies. Location: King Building, Room 106
- Thursday, 2/15; 7:15 p.m. Kendal resident John Matsushima shares his story about internment at the Minidoka War Relocation Center followed by a brief exhibit discussion with Courage and Compassion co-director Julie Min. Location: Kendal at Oberlin, Heiser Auditorium
- Saturday, 2/24; 7:30 p.m. San Jose Taiko performance and lecture on the relationship between Taiko and internment. Location: Finney Chapel
- Thursday, 3/1; 7:00 p.m. Talk by Naomi Paik, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, on "Rightlessness: Sanctuary and the Work Ahead." Location: Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center
- Wednesday, 3/7; 4:30 p.m. "Courage and Compassion: A Musical Celebration in honor of Japanese American Students at Oberlin during World War II," featuring a performance by Alice Takemoto, OC '47. Location: Stull Recital Hall
- Wednesday, 3/7; 7:00 p.m. Documentary showing of "Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration" and panel discussion with filmmaker Vivienne Schiffer, Alice Takemoto '47 and son Paul Takemoto. Location: Apollo Theatre
- Saturday, 3/10; 2:00 p.m. Presentation by long-time Oberlin resident Roy Ebihara: "Internment: A Survivor's Story." Location: First Church in Oberlin, U.C.C.
- Thursday, 3/15; 7:00 p.m. Talk by Brian Hayashi, Kent State University, on "Inversion: Re-Interpreting the Japanese American Camp Experience." Location: Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center
Click here for the Courage and Compassion Oberlin Facebook page.
Location / Addresses (all locations are in Oberlin, OH 44074)
- Apollo Theatre – 19 East College Street
- Baron Art Gallery - 65 East College Street, Suite 5
- Dye Lecture Hall, Oberlin College Science Center - 119 Woodland Street
- Finney Chapel – 90 North Professor Street
- The First Church in Oberlin, U.C.C. – 106 North Main Street
- Kendal at Oberlin – 600 Kendal Drive; follow the signs to Heiser Auditorium
- King Building - 10 N. Professor Street
- Stull Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music - 77 West College Street