Satsuki Ina, who contributed familial artifacts to an exhibition on the detention of Japanese Americans, is also organizing a memorial and protest with 60 former incarcerees.
Ina, currently a 74-year-old psychotherapist specializing in trauma, has organized a pilgrimage to Crystal City on March 30 with about 60 fellow former incarcerees to stage a memorial. Furious and despairing about the actions of the current administration, the group will then travel about 40 miles down the road to Dilley, Texas, where they will be joined by others for a protest at the euphemistically named South Texas Family Residential Center, where children are being separated from their parents — like Ina and others who were separated from parents during World War II.
“We’re in our 70s, 80s, and 90s,” Ina said. “I’ve been telling people we’re going to show up with our white hair and canes and wheelchairs and walkers, angry that this is happening again.”
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