Film screening: And Then They Came For Us
Free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.thentheycamedoc.com/
About the Film:
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story.
"It was a failure of American democracy, and yet because most Americans are not aware of that dark chapter of American history, it's about to be repeated."
- George Takei, Actor and Activist
Co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Take on Hate, ACLU Michigan, JACL-Detroit (Japanese American Citizens League), Detroit CAIR, Zeitouna, ICPJ (Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice), Women's Action Network, WICIR (Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights), MRDI (Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, YABA (Yemeni American Benevolent Association)