Community Screening of: “And then they Came for Us”
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pax Christi San Diego invites you to a community screening of the film:
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.
Special Guest Speaker: Professor Lorraine Bannai served as the attorney for the legal team of Fred Korematsu when his case was re-opened (coram nobis) and his conviction was overturned. Korematsu was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of the Japanese Americans during World War II. He challenged the orders and became a fugitive. Professor Bannai is also author of Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (2015).
Film will be shown promptly at 6:40 PM. Light Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Christy at email@example.com or 760.652.4035.