Haiti earthquake: Frustration grows over lack of aid as death toll crosses 2,000

Exhibit highlights resilience of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II

The California Museum hosts an encore presentation of “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit,” now through Sunday Nov. 7, 2021.

Contemporary photograph of Junzo Jake Ohara, Takeshi Motoyasu and Eddie Tetsuji Kato taken in Monterey Park, Calif., in 2013 by Paul Kitagaki, Jr. Courtesy of Paul Kitagaki, Jr.

First presented in 2015, the traveling exhibition features contemporary images taken by photojournalist Paul Kitagaki, Jr., echoing historic images by U.S. War Relocation Authority photographers who documented the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Updated and expanded for 2021, “Gambatte” returns with 30 new photographs, audio interviews with some of the subjects and a behind-the-scenes video, highlighting the resilience of Japanese Americans who persevered over their mass incarceration during WWII. Additionally, the first-ever public display of artifacts from Kitagaki’s family’s incarceration at the Topaz War Relocation Center provides new insights into his personal connections to his work exploring the Japanese concept of “gambatte” (to triumph over adversity)…READ ON

Haiti earthquake: Frustration grows over lack of aid as death toll crosses 2,000

A massive earthquake that hit last week has left Haiti “on its knees,” Prime Minister Ariel Henry said on Wednesday, as the official death toll rose to 2,189.

Some 9,900 people were reported injured as slow trickling aid increased frustration among locals in need.

“More than 30,000 families have been left homeless in the aftermath of the quake.”

“Haiti is now on its knees,” Henry said. “The earthquake that devastated a large part of the south of the country proves once again our limits, and how fragile we are.”

The epicenter of Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude quake hit the southwestern part of the Caribbean nation, about 78 miles (125 kilometers) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The powerful earthquake caused tens of thousands of houses to collapse. Shortly thereafter, a tropical storm brought torrential downpours on survivors already coping with the catastrophe…READ ON

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