A special reserve collection of books, articles and other materials relevant to the topics in Belongings has been assembled by Katherine McGivern at the Sidney Silverman Library on the main campus in Paramus. Please ask at the Reference Desk. Here is the listing of what is available:
Here are some other helpful resources:
US Government film announcing Japanese internment, 1942
NPR: Three Different Views of Japanese Internment
On the Road with the Mexico Caravan
NY Times: Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis
Library of Congress Ansel Adams WRA Collection
Clem Albers Gallery, US National Parks
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA)
Photographs of an Episode That Lives in Infamy, NY Times, 11/6/2006
American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org
Defends and preserves the Constitution’s promise of liberty for all, in courts, legislatures, and communities across the U.S.
Asian American Bar Association www.aaba-bay.com
Supports Asian American attorneys and serves the public interest through legal clinics and other programs.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice www.advancingjustice-aajc.org
Fights for civil rights and empowers Asian Americans to create a more just America for all.
Asian/Pacific Bar Assn of Sacramento Law Foundation www.abaslawfoundation.org
Supports law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento’s API community.
California Humanities www.calhum.org
Connects Californians to ideas and one another to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future.
Center for Asian American Media www.caamedia.org
presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.
Council on American Islamic Relations www.cair.com
Enhances understanding of Islam, encourages dialogue, protects civil liberties, empowersAmerican Muslims, and builds coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Define America www.defineamerican.com
Uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
Preserves, educates, and shares the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity.
Equal Justice Society https://equaljusticesociety.org/
Transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts.
Facing History www.facinghistory.org
Engages students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
Japanese American Bar Associationwww.jabaonline.org
provided a forum for the legal profession with interests and ties to the Japanese
American community to discuss issues, network, and serve our community.
Japanese American Citizen’s League www.jacl.org
monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly in the Asian Pacific American community.
Japanese American Historical Society www.njahs.org
Collects, preserves, interprets, and shares historical information about the Japanese American experience for the national and global community.
Japanese American National Museum www.janm.org
Promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by preserving, interpreting and sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans.
Fred T. Korematsu Institute www.korematsuinstitute.org
Promotes the importance of remembering one of the most blatant forms of racial profiling in U.S. history, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, by connecting the Fred Korematsu story with present-day civil rights discrimination and political scapegoating.
Manzanar Committee www.manzanarcommittee.org
Educates the general public about the World War II imprisonment of Japanese Americans in United States concentration camps and organizes an annual pilgrimage to Manzanar.
Muslim Advocates www.muslimadvocates.org
Works to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths by ensuring American Muslims concerns are heard by government leaders and their rights are upheld by American courts.
Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress www.ncrr-la.org
Works for civil rights for all and for redress for Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans.
Nikkei Resisters www.facebook.com/nikkeiresisters
A network of social justice activists in the Bay Area Japanese American community.
One Justice www.onejustice.org
Expands legal help for Californians in need.
Southern Poverty Law Center www.splc.org
Fights hate and bigotry and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Topaz Museum www.topazmuseum.org
Preserves, interpret and educates the public about the Topaz Internment Camp to prevent a recurrence of a similar denial of American civil rights.
Tule Lake Committee www.tulelake.org
Interprets and preserves the memory of Tule Lake Camp as an American civil rights site and organizes regular pilgrimages to the site.
Seeks justice and defends the safety of communities affected by Islamophobia in the greater Los Angeles area.
Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment, Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro (Editors).
This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange’s stature as one of the twentieth century’s greatest American photographers.
Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WW II by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams
One of the first detailed visual looks at the incarceration with image by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Other government photographers.
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
An inspiring young adult book about the civil rights hero.
Fred Korematsu and his Quest for Justice by Prof. Laurie Bannai
An insider’s perspective on the story of a humble, soft-spoken man who fought tirelessly against human rights abuses long after he was exonerated.
Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
Personal documents, art, and propaganda express, the fear, confusion and anger of the camp experience.
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Guide: TEN WAYS TO FIGHT HATE
Council on American-Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.) CIVIC PARTICIPATION GUIDE https://www.cair.com/government-affairs/civic-participation-guide.html
https://ing.org/ – Islamic Networks Group