2024/3/02/ 1954 Nisei Week Queen June Aochi Berk to talk about “Her Life and Time” with USC history professor in Malibu on March 2, 11AM

The Malibu Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) presents “The Life and Times of June Aochi Berk” at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Drive, Malibu, on Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 am. Open to the public with lunch for free. Parking is free.

From her days as child performer of traditional Japanese dance in the late 1930s to her involvement today in numerous Japanese American organizations, June Aochi Berk has been a community educator and goodwill ambassador of the Japanese American experience.

In conversation with Susan H. Kamei, author of “When Can We Go Back to America? Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II” and USC adjunct professor of history, June highlights the challenges of her wartime incarceration, her post-war professional experiences and civic service, and the causes that are important her today.

A home-made comfort food lunch will be served after the presentation.