Executive Orders - Past and Present

  • 23 Feb 2017
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge 40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA 02155

Executive Orders - Past and Present

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:00PM
Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA 02155

Please join Tufts Japanese Culture Club and Muslim Students Association to commemorate Day of Remembrance. Together, we remember the lives affected and lost by Executive Order 9066, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed and authorized the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast during World War II. Through our personal stories of family members interned and Islamophobic violence following 9/11, we strive to illuminate moments in American history in which groups are casted as “enemy alien” and disloyal. We must view today’s Executive Orders against immigration as fully connected to the past.

This evening's event will feature:

- "PILGRIMAGE", a documentary by Tad Nakamura that tells the inspiring story of how an abandoned WWII concentration camp for Japanese Americans has been transformed into a symbol of retrospection and solidarity for people of all ages, races and nationalities in our post 9/11 world.

- PERSONAL STORY SHARING about our families' experiences in internment and following 9/11. Hear from Japanese Culture Club and Muslim Students Association members, Anna Kimura, Joseph Tsuboi, Chelsea Hayashi, Shaan Shaikh, and Nazifa Sarawat.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Tufts University Asian American Center

Free and open to the public

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