Lectures and Presentations

Invisible Vision, Biography of Dr Newton K. Wesley, contact lens pioneer

April 2, 2020. The Contact Lens Museum recording PodCast on “The History of Dr. Newton K. Wesley.” Interview by Pat Caroline (Forest Grove, Oregon) and Craig Norman (South Bend, Indiana).

October 23, 2019. Earlham College invited as the annual Jackson Bailey Memorial speaker, sponsored by the Institute for Education on Japan, Earlham Libraries, and the Center for Social Justice. Topic, “WWII Earlham Student Dr. Newton K. Uyesugi/Wesley.”

January 12, 2018. Arizona American Optometric Association, Bronstein Contact Lens and Cornea Seminar. Invited speaker. Topic: “Newton K. Wesley, OD – A Centennial Celebration”.

April 7, 2017. Vision by Design, Annual Meeting of AAOMC (American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control), Dallas, Texas. Invited Lecture “Dr. Newton K. Wesley’s Role Creating the Contact Lens Industry”.

Mar. 15, 1992. Basic orthokeratology Procedures and Fitting Techniques. NERF Rosemont Ohare Seminar, Chicago, IL.

May 3, 1992. Orthokeratology versus Radial-keratomy. Seminar and Discussion. NERF Embassy Suites, Chicago, IL.

June 4, 1992. Novel Procedures in Orthokeratology. EyeQuest Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Oct 15, 1991. Novel techniques in low vision with contact lenses. 36th Annual National Eye Research Foundation Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

Dec. 10, 1991. Clinical findings in optic atrophy and macular degeneration. Illinois College of Optometry lecture, Chicago, IL.

Memoir/Japanese American Internment

October 29, 2020. Sprout Social, Chicago (sprout social.com), software company “bringing brands and people together.” Presentation to Sprout Business Relations Group (BRG). Topic: “My Family’s 121 Year Japanese American Experience 1899-2021.” Google Meet recorded presentation.

October 23, 2019. Earlham College invited as Jackson Bailey Memorial speaker, sponsored by the Institute for Education on Japan, Earlham Libraries, and the Center for Social Justice. Topic, “WWII Earlham Student Dr. Newton K. Uyesugi/Wesley.”

May 19, 2019. Performer in play stage reading of “Garage Door Opener” written and directed by Soji Kashiwagi of Los Angeles. Midwest Buddhist Temple.

August 18, 2018. WVXU radio interview by reporter Michael Monks, Cincinnati, Ohio Public Radio. “Japanese Americans Escaped Internment Camps Through Earlham College.”

June 28, 2018. Portland, Oregon Japanese American Legacy Center lecture. Held at the Epworth Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon. “Our Fragile Freedoms.” Lecture Q&A with Diana Cole Morita. Lecture under the auspices of The Oregon Nikkei Endowment.

March 18, 2019. Loyola University Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA )lecture and discussion panel. Civil Rights Denied.

March, 2018. Lectures Savannah, Georgia.

Wednesday, 21 March
7:00 pm Catholic Lawyers and Young Professional Leaders.
Presentation on Japanese American Incarceration. Catholic Pastoral Center, Boland Hall.

Thursday, 22 March
9:30 am Jewish Educational Alliance talk. Political Discussion Group. https://www.savannahjea.org/about-us/contact-us/jeacalendar
6:30 pm Skidaway St Peter’s Episcopal Church (2 hrs)
3 West Ridge Rd, Savannah, GA. Rev Doris Johnson, As soc. Pastor.

October 28, 2017. Alphawood Gallery Sharing Stories Presentation by Roy Wesley. Lecture on Roy Wesley’s family history of incarceration during World War II. 50 minute presentation with Questions and Answer period.

October 22, 2017. Radio interview with Ellen Miller on WCPT 820 am, Ellen Miller “Out Chicago” show. Link to the WCPT 820 radio interview that I did on Sunday with Ellen Miller on “Out Chicago Show”: https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/out-chicago-1. SLIDE THE TIMER BAR TO 21:10 to get to my portion on the show. It’s about 30 min.

October 11, 2017. Interview by Peter Kashatus, journalist student at Earlham College for college newspaper article.

September 7, 2017. Athenaeum Theater on stage presentation of the musical “Allegiance” excepts with George Takei. Roy Wesley was narrator and played the character of the Grandfather.

August 30, 2017. Discussion panel with University of Michigan Professor Donna Nagata on intergenerational issues after Japanese American incarceration. Alphawood Gallery.

August 28, 2017. Interview by journalist Alexa Rixon for the Columbia Chronical Journal.

July 14, 2017. CAN-TV (Channel 42 on Comcast, RCN, WOW); Audio on WDCB). Interview by Bob Schwartz on “Then They Came For Me” Exhibition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VbTme_DwhI&t=194s

July 7, 2017. 15th Minidoka Pilgrimage (US National Monument Incarceration Site), Twin Falls, Idaho. Lecture “Women and Children Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka”.

June 28, 2017 Opening Reception Lecture for exhibition “Then They Came For Me” at the Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, IL.

May 14, 2017 Chicago Prime Timers. Roy Wesley gave an invited talk on his family incarceration in the Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka, Idaho. Audience size: 70 members. 50 min talk with 30 min questions and answers.

March 1, 2017 Windy City Times article titled “Survivor. Chicagoan Looks Back on Concentration Camps for Japanese Americans”. Reporter interview by Gretchen Rachel Hammond for 2 hours resulted in the printed article.

February-November, 2017. Curatorial Committee for Alphawood Foundation exhibition, “Then They Came for Me – The Demise of Civil Liberties”.