|On the 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 that marked the beginning of the forced expulsion and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, we reflect upon the lessons learned as we continue to face an upsurge in racism, profiling, and attacks on our immigrant communities.
Francis Wong - San Francisco State University Asian American Studies - is a jazz musician, educator, youth mentor, humanities non-profit consultant, and community arts activist.
Chizu Omori - freelance journalist and critic - was a young teenager when she and her family were imprisoned in a U.S. concentration camp and was a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Student panelists - working with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program of the California State Library.
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Sponsored by the De Anza College Student Body (DASB) and the California History Center