A presentation and conversation examining Japanese American incarceration during World War II and how it relates to racism today. Presented in partnership with Densho, CAIR-WA and ACLU of Washington.
February 19, 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. To mark this anniversary, Densho executive director Tom Ikeda and Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will discuss the correlation between the Japanese American past and the treatment of law-abiding American Muslim children and families today. The presenters will also talk about what Seattleites can do to prevent harassment and discrimination of American Muslims in their community.
Editor’s Note: There is an Interfaith Prayer Service held at First Church (UMC), “Courage & Compassion in the Midst of Fear,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and then walking to the library for this event.