“And Then They Came for Us” – Screening at PCDP Headquarters
September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LD 9 Democrats and the Asian-American Pacific Island Caucus will host a special screening of the documentary film AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US on Saturday, September 7, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM, at the Pima County Democratic Party Headquarters, 4639 E First Street.
After the screening, Catherine Ripley, Executive Director of the Pima County Democratic Party and AAPI caucus member will facilitate a discussion.
Admission is free of charge, however a donation of $5.00 is encouraged. Wine, beer, soft beverages and snacks will be available. $5.00 suggested donation.
Seventy-seven years ago President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, paving the way for the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US educates audiences about the constitutional damage done in the name of national security. Thousands of American citizens lost their homes, their businesses and their families due to war hysteria and racism. Yet the validity of these actions were upheld by the US Supreme Court in 1944, based on governmental lies which were later uncovered.
The film features Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, rediscovered photos of Dorothea Lange and the story of Fred Korematsu’s long journey to justice.
The film brings history into the present, as it follows Japanese Americans speaking out against the current Muslim travel ban and other regressive immigration policies.
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