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Santa Fe Japanese American Internment Camp Exhibit – Speaker Forum and Reception
November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This is not a Santa Fe JIN event; however, we do believe the nature of the event is important and relevant to our community.
A Traveling Exhibit on the four Japanese American internment camps that were located in New Mexico during World War II is coming to Santa Fe on November 3rd. The “CLOE Project” stands for “Confinement in the Land Of Enchantment,” a multi-year effort to collect and publicize the history of the little-known New Mexico camps. Funded by grants from the National Park Service, the Project has produced new historic markers, a website, and a full-color outreach publication of 120 pages.
In Phase III of the CLOE Project, the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League (NMJACL) has partnered with Central New Mexico Community College and NPS to develop the CLOE Traveling Exhibit. The Santa Fe showing will include a Public Forum and Opening Reception on 3 November at the Southside Branch of the co sponsoring Santa Fe Public Library, where the exhibit will be on display throughout the month. (See brochure linked below for more details)
Visitors going through the exhibit will experience a timeline journey that uses text panels, space configurations and artifact displays to tell the camp histories in creative ways. The Exhibit and the Forum are also designed to stimulate thought and community dialog about issues concerning civil rights, citizenship, and ethnic identity.