New Exhibit at NSC: Gordon Hirabayashi

To honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, and the concept of exercising conscience and courage in defense of the Constitution, NSC student success services is collaborating with NSC Library and NSC administrative services, by mounting an exhibit detailing the story of Gordon Hirabayashi.

Hirabayashi was a University of Washington student when he challenged the constitutionality (Hirabayashi v United States) of 1942 Executive Order 9066 which imprisoned over 100,000 people based on ethnicity. In 2012, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom to Dr. Hirabayashi, who despite years of discrimination because of his jail sentence for civil disobedience, had become an emeritus professor of Sociology.    

The exhibit is made possible by a loan from the Seattle University School of Law Library – where the exhibit was developed – to the NSC Library. It is available for viewing through a cooperative partnership across intuitions (Seattle University School of Law and NSC) and within NSC (Library faculty member, the office of the VP of student development services and counseling faculty, and the office of administrative services and facilities employees).

The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the College Center building, along the red lobby hallway between student success services/ARRC and the cashiers office.  It will be on campus until the last Friday in May, 2018.

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 at 08:08:37

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