Civil Liberties Symposium VI


Presented by:
The Friends of Minidoka
The College of Southern Idaho
Minidoka Internment National Monument

Civil Liberties and War

Patriotism, Honor, & Sacrifice

Thursday, June 30th & Friday, July 1st

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CSI Fine Arts Theater

Pre-registration for the Symposium is suggested.

Non-credit participants - $70
(includes 2 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches)
For credit participants - $105 (credit) + $35
SOCS 199 C01H
1 Social Science Credit (includes 2 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches).
You may register on campus at the Matrix.

You may also register for Credit or Non-Credit participation Online
Register Online

For more information, contact Russ Tremayne, 732-6885 or email

Guest Speakers/Presentations

Larry Matsuda

Will read from his book A Cold Wind in Idaho. He was born in the Minidoka Idaho War Relocation Center during World War II. Matsuda had a Ph.D. in education and was recently a visiting professor at Seattle University. He studied poetry under the late professor Nelson Bentley at the University of Washington and has participated in the Castilla Poetry Reading Series there. He has read his poetry at numerous events in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, including the famous Kobo at Higo’s venue in Seattle’s International District with his mentor, Tess Gallagher. His poems appear in The Raven Chronicles and the International Examiner newspaper.

Dave Adler
  • Idaho State University Political Scientist

Dave Adler specializes in the fields of Public Law, The Supreme Court, Presidency, and American Political Thought. He is the author of numerous books and articles and is a former President of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. He is currently a member of the Idaho Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau and he has lectured nationally at various universities and to many civic and private organizations.

Bob Sims
  • Emeritus Historian, Boise State University

Bob Sims has been at BSU since 1970 and served as dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs for nine years. He is a contributor to World Book Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Western History. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Idaho Humanities Council and is a board member of the Idaho Humanities Foundation. He has also served as a consultant to the Four River Cultural Center, stationed in Ontario, Oregon, developing a Japanese American museum. He is currently preparing a manuscript on Minidoka, the World War II Japanese American camp located in Idaho.