Join us as we examine World War II-era Japanese American incarceration history and how it relates to American Muslim rights today. Presenters include Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Densho director Tom Ikeda, CAIR-WA director Arsalan Bukhari, ACLU of Washington director, and spoken word poet Troy Osaki. The event will be emceed and moderated by Michele Storms, deputy director of ACLU of Washington.
Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today
Livestream the event here beginning at 2 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 19. Tweet about the event and submit questions for the panel using the tag #NeverAgainIsNow.
February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. To mark this anniversary, Densho executive director Tom Ikeda and Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will discuss the correlation between the Japanese American past and the treatment of law-abiding American Muslim children and families today. The presenters will also talk about what people can do to prevent harassment and discrimination of American Muslims in their community.
Presented by Densho in partnership with CAIR-Washington State, ACLU of Washington, and Seattle Public Library. Additional information can be found on the Seattle Public Library event page.