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Courage and Compassion: A Community Conversation about the Japanese American WWII Experience

The Idaho State Museum is excited to be partnering with the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) to bring their Human Ties: Conversations That Matter program to Museum on Saturday, June 22nd at 1PM. The IHC’s program brings communities together to have respectful and civil conversations about challenging topics that are meaningful to Idaho. This conversation complements the Museum’s newest exhibit from Go For Broke National Education Center, Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience. 

Using historical primary sources about the Japanese American World War II experience as the center of the conversation, join facilitator Shelley McEuen Howard, Professor of English at College of Southern Idaho, to discuss themes of incarceration, patriotism, citizenship, and belonging. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and learn from others during this community conversation as they explore how the past is connected to the present. 

From upstanders to resisters, from heroes that rose to the call of military service and those that served as civilian allies, Courage and Compassion highlights the bravery, integrity and extraordinary support of Japanese Americans within communities across the country during the turbulent time of World War II. 

This event is free to the public. Pre-registration is required, expertise is not.  

Participants will receive complimentary museum admission with their registration. 


This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information on the IHC’s program, visit 


Jun 22 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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