In honor of Day of Remembrance, Buddhist priest and scholar Duncan Ryūken Williams will be leading a reading and discussion of his book American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War.
About American Sutra
Nearly all Japanese Americans were subject to accusations of disloyalty during World War II, but Buddhists aroused particular suspicion. In this pathbreaking account, Duncan Ryūken Williams reveals how, even as they were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps, Japanese American Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation's history, insisting that they could be both Buddhist and American.
For more information on Duncan Ryūken Williams and American Sutra: https://www.duncanryukenwilliams.com/
This event is co-sponsored by Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Eastwind Books of Berkeley, and Berkeley Japanese Americans Citizens League (JACL).