Free historical documentary screening at MH Library

'And then They Came For Us' tells story of Japanese Americans

A free screening of the documentary, “And then They Came For Us,” will be held at 7pm Feb. 27 at the Morgan Hill Library. This is the latest in Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)  South County’s racial and social justice movie screening series. Honored guest Mas Hashimoto, who was interned as a child, will attend and say a few words

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. “And Then They Came for Us” is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.

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