2017-10-08 Japanese in California: The Courage of Gaman

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Tamara Range, Worship Associate.

On Columbus Day weekend, we focus on the people of color who settled in northern California during the decades following California’s statehood. This year, Joyce Takahashi has generously offered resources that give the background for some Japanese who settled northern California. They had a deep-rooted cultural response to the oppression they experienced and their stories help us better understand their perseverance in an oppressive system.