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Japanese American Activism, Civil Rights and Broader Immigration Issues
May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5 – $10
Engaging with Japanese American incarceration as a historical occurrence is wrongly all too common. The misguided, unlawful actions of the Roosevelt Administration had devastating repercussions which continue to impact societal perceptions and sentiment. The impact is a smoldering fire that has been inflamed by recent events and unsettling parallels. In placing that dark period within the longer history of civil rights and civil liberties in the US, a greater understanding of where we are today, and the challenges we face moving forward become apparent.
Join Lisa Doi, scholar-activist and organizer with Tsuru for Solidarity, a grassroots collective of Japanese Americans organized against state violence, as she places Japanese American wartime incarceration into conversation with contemporary policies and practices of mass incarceration and immigrant detention.
This program has both in-person and virtual options.
PRE-REGISTER with Jewish Museum Milwaukee to choose your viewing option.*
Museum Members $5 | Nonmembers $10
*Jewish Museum Milwaukee Policy Regarding In-Person Program Attendance*
– Limited to 40 patrons with socially distanced seating.
– Require proof of full vaccination for all patrons over the age of 12. In the absence of vaccination proof, we require a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or less prior to the start of the program. Bring your vaccination card or proof of your negative COVID-19 test to the program.
– All program patrons, regardless of age, are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times while in the building.