Lin, Cori Nakamura (5/19/2021)

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Lin, Cori Nakamura (5/19/2021)

Description

Cori Nakamura Lin is a fourth generation (yonsei) Japanese American born in the Chicago suburbs. In this interview, Cori shares her concept of the river of time, how we can see our present as continuously shaped by multigenerational experiences and events of the past, all interconnected. Cori describes her formative experiences in a Japanese American Christian church, and how growing up with multiracial people in that space helped shape her identity and provided a place of belonging. Cori discusses her experiences supporting social justice movements through art in the Twin Cities and Chicago, such as her work with the group Nikkei Uprising. She stresses the importance of undoing the generational trauma dating back to not only incarceration, but also Imperial Japan, and healing this trauma through community and shared cultural reclamation.

Date

2021-05

Format

video

Interviewer

Lincoln, Emma Saito

Interviewee

Lin, Cori Nakamura

Interview Keyword

Yonsei
Cultural Reclamation
Church of Christ Presbyterian
Nikkei Uprising
Activism
Generational Trauma
Healing

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4200


Citation

“Lin, Cori Nakamura (5/19/2021),” JASC Legacy Center Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2022, http://digitalcollections.jasc-chicago.org/omeka/items/show/18.