What do we owe to one another in times of crisis and conflict?
People of Japanese descent settled in countries across the Americas and the Pacific in the first decades of the twentieth century. Against the headwinds of racism, they built communities and sought opportunity. Then, in the crisis of the 1940s, the were uprooted, dispossessed, and expelled.
Democratic societies need to choose to learn from such histories. Our partners in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States have committed to telling this history together. We hope to contribute to a more just future. Present challenges of migration, racism, and security are global in scale. So too is the public knowledge necessary for understanding how we came to this point and how we can forge new paths forward.