Enemy Alien Film Screening & Karen Korematsu, daughter of the late Fred Korematsu speaking
Followed by Roundtable Discussion with Reverend Michael Yoshii, Community Activist Grace Shimizu and Professors Rabab Abudlhadi and Wesley Ueunten
In Enemy Alien, a Japanese American filmmaker finds echoes of his own family's World War II internment in post-9/11 arrests of Muslim immigrants and joins the struggle to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian activist. Farouk organizes resistance among his fellow detainees, incurring abusive retaliation from his captors, as Homeland Security officials investigate the documentary itself, arresting Farouk's son.
Karen Korematsu is the founder of the Fred Korematsu Civil Rights Fund, sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus. She is the daughter of Fred Korematsu, who challenged the internment orders during World War II.
Reverend Michael Yoshii is senior pastor of Buena Vista United Methodist Church. He is actively involved in human rights and social justice issues.
Grace Shimizu is Director of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project and the Campaign for Justice: Redress Now for Japanese Latin American Internees!
Sponsored by Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies and Asian American Studies.
Event Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
EP 116, Conference Room, College of Ethnic Studies, # 116, Ethnic Studies and Psycology Building