Join APISA for a documentary film and panel discussion
On May 28, 2019, the Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association (APISA) presents a special screening of “And Then They Came For Us.” This impactful documentary film — which won the World Social Justice Jury Prize at the 9th Annual Queens World Film Festival in New York — explores the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.
The film showcases interviews with many Japanese Americans, including actor and director George Takei, as well as previously unreleased photographs taken by Dorothea Lange. It focuses not only on this dark era in American history, but also on its resonance in modern-day politics and governmental policies, including the controversial Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States — in which Bay Area law firm Minami Tamaki LLP played a key role. Watch the trailer.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with UC staff and local community leaders, including Dr. Satsuki Ina, who is included in the film. Panelists include:
- Mark Morodomi, senior counsel, OGC
- Satsuki Ina, professor emeritus, California State University, Sacramento
- Benita Jain, co-founder, Immigrant Family Defense Fund
- Tom Oshidari, co-president, Japanese-American Citizens League, San Jose Chapter
Join APISA for this special event!
What: “And Then They Came For Us” – film and panel discussion
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
11:30 a.m. – film screening
12:30 p.m. – panel discussion
Where: Franklin Lobby 1
Zoom online: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/617878546
Zoom dial-in: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 617 878 546
Light refreshments will be provided.
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