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“Stand Up For Justice” – Lecture to Focus on Japanese American Concentration Camps During World War II

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Road
Weston, 06883

The Weston History & Culture Center and the Friends of the Weston Public Library are co-sponsoring the lecture, “Stand Up For Justice – Japanese American Concentration Camps from a Surviving Child’s Perspective” on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 3:00pm at Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Road in Weston, CT. The lecture is presented by Joy Yayoi Futaba DeJaeger. Free event, registration recommended. Register at Walk-ins welcome too.

“Stand Up For Justice” honors Joy DeJaeger’s mother, who is currently 95 years old, and was placed in an American Concentration Camp from age 11 – 14 during World War II. The lecture demonstrates the unique challenges faced by Japanese Americans during the second World War and explores positive, peaceful and intelligent action when standing up for justice. Ms. DeJaeger incorporates her talent as a classical pianist with live musical accompaniment during her presentation. A question and answer session will conclude the lecture.

About the presenter: Joy Yayoi Futaba DeJaeger is a licensed physical therapist and owner of Harmony Physical Therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at California State University Long Beach and is an associate professor for the program. Her scientific article, “Prosthetics and the Veteran” was published in the APTA Journal of Medicine. She is co-founder of the non-profit International MOMS Club and founder of Chibi Japanese language program for preschool and middle school students in Norwalk, CT. Ms. DeJaeger is a classical pianist and instructor, has a black belt in kickboxing and is the founder of “All Voices Matter” Band.

This presentation is part of a World War II Lecture Series organized by the Weston History & Culture Center. Other lectures in the series include: “An American Town Goes to War” with author Anthony Pavia on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 3:00pm at the Weston History & Culture Center and “Connecticut Military Heroes of Pearl Harbor” with author Jeffrey R. DeWitt on Pearl Harbor Day – December 7, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Weston History & Culture Center.

The Weston Historical Society D/B/A The Weston History & Culture Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Center would like to thank its annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, KMS Team at Compass, Aquarion Water Company as well as the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust. For more information and how to donate, visit or email: or call: 203-226-1804.

The Friends of the Weston Public Library is a voluntary organization that provides programming, activities, and services for the benefit of the community. To learn more and to donate visit:


September 23
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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