Interviewed by Jun Stinson
Jean Ishibashi was born in Chicago, Illinois soon after her parents were released from being interned with thousands of other Japanese Americans during World War II. She dedicated much of her life to organizing people to stand up against injustices in their communities. She has played an active role in the civil rights movement, women’s movement, farmworkers movement and many other mobilizing efforts across the country. A Women’s Studies professor at City College in San Francisco, she believes that education needs to be transformed so that students learn to find strength and knowledge in their own lives and the histories of their ancestors.
Interdisciplinary Studies Dept at CCSF