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Art Hansen, professor emeritus of history and Asian American studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), will speak at the Manzanar National Historic Site’s Day of Remembrance events Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center, which is located at 5001 Highway 395, six miles south of Independence, Calif. Under Hansen’s leadership, the Japanese American Oral History Project of the CSUF Center for Oral and Public History published “Camp 100 and Community: Manzanar and the Owens Valley,” edited by Jessie A. Garrett and Ronald C. Larson, in 1977. The book, featuring interviews conducted in the early 1970s with 20 Owens Valley residents, “explores their complex and often conflicting reactions to having more than 10,000 Japanese Americans confined in their midst from 1942 to 1945.” Hansen will speak for 45 minutes and answer questions. The talks are free and open to the public. Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center is located at. Info: (760) 878-2194 or visit www.nps.gov/manz.