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Japanese internment, then and now

Immigration news makes top headlines every day, yet it’s an issue that’s been top of mind in America for generations. On May 28, 2019, the Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association (APISA) journeys into the complicated emotions behind concepts of immigration, citizenship and belonging that polarized America during World War II and led to the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

APISA will host a special screening of “And Then They Came For Us,” an impactful documentary film about Japanese internment, which won the World Social Justice Jury Prize at the 9th Annual Queens World Film Festival in New York. Watch the trailer.

The film showcases interviews with Japanese Americans who were interned, lawyers who fought the internment (including Bay Area law firm Minami Tamaki LLP) and allies of Japanese-Americans who worked on their behalf for social justice. The film features actor and director George Takei and many previously unreleased photographs taken by Dorothea Lange.

“And Then They Came For Us” 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:

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

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