COMMUNITY READ: Bitter Injustice

Bitter Injustice: 2022

The Japanese American Internment of World War II

A multi-community reading initiative marking the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which forced 120,000 people of Japanese descent out of their homes and into detention camps.

The series of events is presented by the public libraries of Atkinson, Danville, Hampstead, Kingston, New Durham, Newmarket, Plaistow, Sandown, Stratham, and Wolfeboro, in concert with the Timberlane Regional High School, Kingswood Regional High School, the Wright Museum of World War II, and New Hampshire Humanities.

Read. Watch. Learn. Discuss.

Keynote EventsWhereWhenPre-Registration
Dr. David Sakura: “World War II Internment of Japanese Americans: A Family’s Journey”Plaistow Public LibraryWednesday, May 11, 2022
Yes
Author Jamie Ford in conversation with Dr. Monica ChiuTimberlane Performing Arts Center (Plaistow)Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
* 6:00 PM Meet & Greet/ Book Signing
* 6:30 PM Main Program
Yes – please register for the Main Event!
Author Jamie Ford in conversation with Dr. Monica ChiuWright Museum of WWII (Wolfeboro)Tuesday, May 17, 2022
* 6 PM Meet & Greet/ Book Signing
* 7 PM Main Program
Yes – currently sold out, but please call for more information (569-1212)

This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at nhhumanities.org.

EventWhereWhenPre-Registration
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Sandown Public LibraryMay 18 @ 6:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)New Durham Public LibraryMay 18 @ 7:00 PM
Presentation by Nancy Kikudo Adams (virtual) Newmarket Public LibraryMay 18 @ 7:00 PMYes
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Hampstead Public LibraryMay 19 @ 1:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Facing the Mountain/ Brown – in-person)Wiggin Memorial Library (Stratham)May 19 @ 6:00 PMYes
Adult Book Group (Facing the Mountain/ Brown – virtual)Wiggin Memorial Library (Stratham)May 20 @ 10:00 AM
Movie: George Takei’s “Allegiance”Hampstead Public LibraryMay 24 @ 6:30 PMYes
Completed EventsWhereWhen
Teen Book Group (They Called Us Enemy/ Takei)Hampstead Public LibraryApr 6 @ 4:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Kingston Community LibraryApr 6 @ 6:00 PM
Documentary/ “A Bitter Legacy: The Treatment of Japanese Americans During WWII”Plaistow Public LibraryApr 8 @ 1:00 PM
Teen Book Group (They Called Us Enemy/ Takei)Kingston Community LibraryApr 12 @ 4:00 PM
Storytime & CraftKingston Community LibraryApr 13 @ 10:30 AM
Teen Book Group (They Called Us Enemy/ Takei)Plaistow Public LibraryApr 14 @ 2:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Enemy/ Takei)Hampstead Public LibraryApr 21 @ 1:00 PM
Children’s Craft/ OrigamiPlaistow Public LibraryApr 21 @ 3:30 PM
Virtual Program with Jeffrey Urbin on the InternmentKimball Library (Atkinson)Apr 21 @ 6:00 PM
Tween Book GroupColby Memorial Library (Danville)Apr 26 @ 6:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford) & DocumentaryKimball Library (Atkinson)Apr 27 @ 10:15 AM
Children’s Program/ Social Injustice for KidsKimball Library (Atkinson)Apr 28 @ 4:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Newmarket Public LibraryApr 28 @ 6:00 PM
Storytime & CraftNew Durham Public LibraryMay 2 @ 11:00 AM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Sunrise Sunset Senior Center (Newmarket)May 2 @ 1:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Facing the Mountain/ Brown)Hampstead Public LibraryMay 3 @ 1:00 PM
Documentary/ “And They Came For Us”Kimball Library (Atkinson)May 3 @ 1:00 PM
Active Bystander Training w/ Aron DibaccoNewmarket Public LibraryMay 3 @ 6:00 PM
Teen Book Group (They Called Us Enemy/ Takei)Newmarket Public LibraryMay 4 @ 4:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Plaistow Public LibraryMay 4 @ 6:00 PM
Teen Book Group (They Called Us Enemy/ Takei)Kimball Library (Atkinson)May 4 @ 6:00 PM
Origami Craft and StoryWalk®Newmarket Public LibraryMay 5, 10 AM – 6 PM
Read-Aloud & Book DiscussionPlaistow Public LibraryMay 5 @ 3:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Colby Memorial Library (Danville)May 5 @ 7:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Colby Memorial Library (Danville)May 5 @ 7:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Newmarket Public LibraryMay 9 @ 12:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Hampstead Public LibraryMay 9 @ 6:30 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Wolfeboro Public LibraryMay 10 @ 1:00 PM
Teen Book Group (They Called Us Enemy/ Takei)Newmarket Public LibraryMay 10 @ 4:00 PM
Adult Book Group (Hotel/ Ford)Plaistow Public LibraryMay 11 @ 10:30 AM
Japanese Flower Arranging Demonstration (virtual)Newmarket Public LibraryMay 12 @ 6:00 PM
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