Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17


Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps at a special presentation at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 17, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Southminster Presbyterian Church is located at 19834 8th Ave. S. in Des Moines.

Here’s more info:

WHEN PEOPLE BECOME CATEGORIES:
Personal Stories of World War II Internment Camps and the Problem of Prejudice Today: Sunday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.

Southminster Presbyterian Church
19834 8th Ave. S., Des Moines, WA
www.spcdesmoines.org
206-878-8133

Southminster Presbyterian Church is in the unique position of having two members who were confined in civilian internment camps during World War II on opposite sides of the Pacific.

Days after Pearl Harbor, Margaret Squires, an American teenager living with her family in the Philippines, was taken to an internment camp for Americans and Europeans near Manila. Meanwhile, Frank Muramatsu, a teenage Japanese American, was sent with his family to a camp in Idaho.

Both will share their stories with pictures of their lives in the camps. This will be followed by a discussion on how we as Christians today respond to categories of people who may cause us to feel threatened.


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