Community Read: Book Discussion: Immigration & Discrimination

emperor-divine.jpg?itok=dM0Cxsyc The second book discussion in the Community Read series centers around discrimination and immigration. Dr. Naomi Paik, author of Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II, will facilitate. 

About the Community Read

Julie Otsuka's stunning book, When the Emperor was Divine, details the experiences of a family with the Japanese internment camps set up by the U.S. government following Pearl Harbor. In partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center, the YWCA of the University of Illinois is coordinating a Community Read of a book that challenges us to think more deeply about the lives of Japanese-Americans, our own American history, and today’s politically-charged atmosphere of xenophobia and fear.

The iSchool is proud to be a sponsor of Community Read.


Champaign Public Library


YWCA, campus & community sponsors (iSchool)

Event Date: 

Wed, 10/18/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email the contact person. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.