Sawyer Free Library’s “Global Forum Book Group” welcomes Peter Kiang: UMASS Boston Director of Asian American Studies Program on Thursday, October 21st

Join an important discussion with the Sawyer Free Library Global Forum Book Group when they welcome Peter Kiang the Director of Asian American Studies at UMASS Boston to discuss the book Facing the Mountain by author Daniel James Brown on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm at the Library.

In Facing the Mountain, author Daniel James Brown tells the unforgettable story of the Japanese-American men who volunteered for the US Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed incredible courage on the brutal battlefields of Europe. Yet at the same time, their parents were put in camps and stripped of their livelihoods, and an equally brave battle was being fought in the courtroom back home.  This book reveals the all too common failure of democratic ideals in a time of crisis. 

Peter Kiang, director of UMASS Boston’s Asian American Studies Program will join the group to discuss this phenomena as well as the history of Asian-American prejudice on the Eastern seaboard.  

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Peter Kiang: Director of Asian American Studies at UMASS Boston