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Documentary Screening & Discussion

May 28 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

“And Then They Came For Us” demonstrates the civil rights violations against persons of Japanese ancestry during WWII in America, and how history is repeating the pattern against Muslims post-9/11. As the documentary demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII by Executive Order 9066 was one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, persons of Muslim ancestry are now the latest target of similar civil rights violations. The film addresses the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today. After the film, stay for a discussion about the Japanese American evacuation and forced internment during WWII, Executive Order 9066, and parallel civil rights violations against Asians today.

 

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Clark County Library

1401 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States