Japanese American Internment Day of Remembrance Screening and Lecture
Wednesday, February 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn College Library – 2900 Bedford Avenue, Room 242, Brooklyn
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, targeting Japanese Americans as threats to national security. The order gave the US military the right to intern anyone of Japanese ancestry, including American citizens, in concentration camps. As a result, around 120,000 men, women, and children were incarcerated behind barbed wire fences during World War II.
This February 19, the 78th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, Brooklyn College will present a Day of Remembrance screening and discussion of Resistance at Tule Lake with filmmaker and Brooklyn College alumnus Konrad Aderer. The screening is part of Brooklyn College’s “We Stand Against Hate” initiative.
About Resistance at Tule Lake
Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of incarcerated Japanese Americans who defied the government by refusing to swear unconditional loyalty to the U.S. Though this was an act of protest and family survival, the government branded them as “disloyals” and packed them into the newly designated Tule Lake Segregation Center.
The Ethyle R.Wolfe Institute for the Humanities presents the screening in cooperation with the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs, the Office of the President, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Departments of Sociology and History, the Women’s Center, and the Asian/Asian American Studies Steering Committee.
Resistance at Tule Lake is a potent piece of history at a time when the United States is once again feeling less than hospitable.”
The New York Times
We Stand Against Hate
Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson’s “We Stand Against Hate” series became a campus fixture in spring 2017. Throughout the year, the initiative often features lectures, workshops, concerts, programs, and events that reflect the institution’s ongoing commitment to elevating dialogue, enhancing understanding and compassion, and celebrating the voices that make up the diverse campus community.
For more information, please visit Brooklyn College’s website.
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