SAN DIEGO EXHIBIT–Call to Serve: Clara E. Breed & The Japanese American Incarceration
September 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – January 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pmFree
SAN DIEGO EXHIBIT–Call to Serve: Clara E. Breed & The Japanese American Incarceration at the San Diego Central Library Art Gallery, on view from September 2021 to January 2022.
Clara E. Breed directed the San Diego Public Library for 42 years as a public servant advocating on numerous fronts, including the promotion of youth services, championing a child’s right to read by encouraging international and multicultural collections, undertaking an unprecedented expansion of the City’s Library system, and most significantly, advocating on behalf of the hundreds of Japanese American families that were incarcerated due to Executive Order 9066.
Breed was ahead of her time in her interest to promote cultural understanding and fight prejudice. Her steadfast commitment and activism broaden our insights about the role libraries play in working toward a more equitable, diverse, and inclusionary future.
Call to Serve: Clara E. Breed & The Japanese American Incarceration is co-organized by guest curators Susan Hasegawa, Linda Salem, and the San Diego Public Library. This exhibition was made possible by a collaboration between the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, San Diego State University Library, and Simmons University Archives.
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12 pm through Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6 pm
Art Gallery – San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
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This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.
Image: Clara. E Breed at the Grand Opening of the Serra Mesa Branch Library. Courtesy of the San Diego Public Library, Special Collections