10/16/22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Seward Memorial Library
Vicki Sakurada Schaepler will be the next Arthur Clarke Diversity Lecture Series speaker. Her presentation is titled Saving a Legacy: Japanese and Japanese Americans in Nebraska.
Please join us to learn about the Japanese immigrants and their descendants who have been in Nebraska for over 100 years. Many arrived working for the railroads but stayed due to farming and other opportunities. Learn about the laws that impacted their lives and the people who would support them from early immigration to the impart of WWII and beyond.
Many Japanese Americans served their country with distinction though faced with discrimination, others escaped incarceration, left camps and came to Nebraska where heroes emerged. Learn how this history will be preserved including the economic relationships between Japan and Nebraska that have enriched our Nebraska economy.