Intergenerational Trauma Stemming from Incarceration

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Intergenerational Trauma Stemming from Incarceration

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$5 – $10

Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), to learn about the legacies of the United States’ World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nagata investigates the incarceration experience and describes the ways in which this event continues to impact former incarcerees, their children, and grandchildren after the war ended.

Hear stories about how the WWII Japanese American incarceration resulted in a range of multigenerational consequences for those who were imprisoned and their offspring such as economic losses, impacts on cultural identities, self-esteem, and family dynamics. Nagata will also draw connections to similar intergenerational traumas written about by the offspring of Holocaust survivors.

This program has both in-person and virtual options.
PRE-REGISTER with Jewish Museum Milwaukee to choose your viewing option.*
Museum Members $5 | Nonmembers $10

*Jewish Museum Milwaukee Policy Regarding In-Person Program Attendance*
– Limited to 40 patrons with socially distanced seating.
– Require proof of full vaccination for all patrons over the age of 12. In the absence of vaccination proof, we require a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or less prior to the start of the program. Bring your vaccination card or proof of your negative COVID-19 test to the program.
– All program patrons, regardless of age, are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times while in the building.

Image: Dorothea Lange, Centerville, California, May 9, 1942. National Archives. In connection with Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, February 18 – May 29, 2022.


May 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Cassie Sacotte Sacotte


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