Claire Mix was recently interviewed by Edward Yoshida for an article on the Discover Nikkei website. The article was published today and can be read for free online at http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2011/7/26/4096/
Yes, there were Caucasians who visited the Gila River concentration camp in Arizona during World War II. Eleanor Roosevelt was one such visitor because our government thought its white barracks made it “the most attractive camp” of all the camps. And yet, although the truly noteworthy Caucasians who frequented Gila River were not of such import, they were in fact immensely more important than the First Lady. Too often these individuals are not only regrettably forgotten, but also are virtually nonexistent when recounting the tragic incarceration of Japanese Americans in this country over half a century ago. – read more -
Gila River and Mama: The Ruth Mix Story
has been scheduled for a screening at the
Japanese American National Museum
August 20, 2011 at 2 pm
in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry.
Its mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
Gila River and Mama: The Ruth Mix Story has just been accepted into the College of San Mateo Asian Pacific American Film Festival.
For more information, visit
the College of San Mateo Asian Pacific American Film Festival Facebook page
College of San Mateo Event Calendar