Conference Sneak Peek: Lessons From Our Past
The “Day of Remembrance” commemorates the Japanese American internment during World War II. It is observed on February 19, the anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Order. Join us on Thursday, March 9, for, “Lessons From Our Past.” While we are all familiar with World War II, this story of injustice, prejudice, and war hysteria remains less known. Let’s discuss fundamental questions regarding the failure of leadership at the highest level of government and of the legal system to protect the constitutional rights of a racial minority. We are grateful to our panel of experts who will be sharing their stories and helping us explore this timely subject:
- Shirley Higuchi, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
- Karen Narasaki, Civil Rights Consultant
- Carl Takei, American Civil Liberties Union
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