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This month we’re commemorating the 75th anniversary of a dark period in our U.S. history when thousands of Japanese American citizens were interned in various work-live camps around the U.S. and elsewhere. It is proper that we remember the power a President has to issue an order such as this one and keep that in mind as our country moves forward with our latest executive leader.
Sponsored by UU Social Justice Council
and the Constitution
Friday, September 15, 6:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Blvd
75 years ago one of the darkest acts of American history, Executive Order 9006 (the internment of thousands of American citizens of Japanese
ancestry by President Franklin D. Roosevelt) is brought to light in the film Conscience and the Constitution by director Frank Abe.
This documentary exposes the long untold story of the organized draft resistance at the American concentration camp Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Calling themselves the Fair Play Committee eighty-five young Japanese-American prisoners who were drafted into the military refused to serve until the American Government restored their rights as US citizens and released their families.
Conscience and the Constitution takes the story of a concentration camp a step further by examining two different Japanese American responses to the choice of either to comply or resist. A choiceexperienced by any group when confronted by mass injustice even today.
As usual, popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.
Free Admission donations appreciated). For more information please contact:
Melvin Starks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)