Film/Book Talk: Making Home from War and the SF International Asian American Film Festival

Tuesday Mar 15 2011   14:00:00
National Japanese American Historical Society  , San Francisco, CA  map

Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Brian Dempster
, editor of Making Home from War, will discuss the Japanese American experience in California during and after WWII with contributor Kiku Hori Funabiki, and RESIDENT ALIENS director Ross Tuttle. Rosalyn Tonai will facilitate the discussion. This event is a pre-reception for Resident Aliens and Fumiko Hayashida, films showing at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, VIZ Cinema at 4:15 p.m.
National Japanese American Historical Society, 1684 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Free and open to the public; for more information call (415) 921-5007.

Brian Komei DempsterBrian Komei Dempster is a Sansei (third-generation Japanese American). He received BAs in American ethnic studies and English from the University of Washington and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. His poems have been published in various journals and anthologies. Dempster is the editor of From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s Concentration Camps, which received a 2007 Nisei Voices Award from the National Japanese American Historical Society. His debut book of poems, Topaz, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in fall 2013.  He is a professor of rhetoric and language and a faculty member of Asian Pacific American studies at the University of San Francisco.  Currently, he divides his time between teaching and serving as Director of Administration for the master of arts program in Asia Pacific studies. Read more on his website.

Photo by Grace Chow