Save the Date! Nov. 17 for Book Talk: NCRR on Redress


On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. is the next Community Book Talk co-hosted by the Temple in our Annex Hall. The other hosts are the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), and the Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR).

The book is NCRR: The Grassroots Struggle for Japanese American Redress and Reparations. Publislhed in 2018, the book is a collection of personal stories written by over 45 NCRR members and friends about their participation in redress. The book builds on the thesis that “regular folks” were improtant in the redress campaign: gardeners, housewives, truck drivers, teachers, students, and so many community friends.

The book and the story it tells includes many San Diego connections, including then San Diegans Jan Tokumaru and Glenn Horiuchi, late and beloved San Diegans Harry Kawamoto and Hideo Ochi, and current Temple member (and Hideo’s niece) Kay Ochi. Kay, who lived in Los Angeles during critical periods in the redress movement, was both active in its success and a witness to this historical achievement.

Stay Tuned. More details on the event will be forthcoming. An optional luncheon is planned for convenience of our guests.