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Uncommon Ground: Japanese American Internment


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"We saw all these people behind the fence, looking out, hanging onto the wire, and looking out because they were anxious to know who was coming in. But I will never forget the shocking feeling that human beings were behind this fence like animals [crying]. And we were going to also lose our freedom and walk inside of that gate and find ourselves…cooped up there…when the gates were shut, we knew that we had lost something that was very precious; that we were no longer free."     --Mary Tsukamoto, Internee

Join Us for a Compelling Documentary and Meet the Film Maker

April 6, 2017A Bitter Legacy, Documentary by Claudia Katayanagi (Film and Q&A)

Oceanside Campus, Little Theater, OC 3601, 6-8 pm

Meet Internees

April 27, 2017:  Japanese American Internees Tell Their Stories

San Elijo Campus, Student Center, Building 900, 12:45-1:45 pm

On Campus Exhibit

The MiraCosta College Library (Oceanside Campus) invites you to a public viewing of our latest exhibition, Uncommon Ground: Behind the Barbed Wire.  Explore the myriad facets of Japanese American Internment:  Executive Order 9066, life in the internment camps, and the resolve of an ethnic group to maintain dignity and strength in the face of injustice. 

Exhibit Dates:  March 27, 2017 to April 28, 2017


  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Friday, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm