City of Ontario Welcomes the Artist of the Japanese Internment

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, Hillary Jenks, Director of the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, will discuss Riverside’s own Mine Okubo, the artist of the Japanese Internment. Ms. Okubo used her skills as an artist to publicize the shame of Japanese American internment in camps where cameras were not allowed. She is one of many diverse citizens who worked to expand freedom and equality, struggling to make the American Dream more just and inclusive. Ms. Jenks is a historian, a former professor at Portland State University, and an author of multiple articles about the urban and suburban landscapes of Southern California.