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“And Then They Came For Us” – Documentary Screening and Discussion

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


In recognition of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Nevada Humanities and The Library District for a special screening of the award-winning documentary And Then They Came For Us (2017, NR, 40 minutes) about the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, followed by an open forum discussion with the audience.

Through the use of newly released photos taken by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and others, plus the eyewitness testimony from incarcerated survivors such as George Takei and Fred Korematsu, the film exposes the damage Executive Order 9066 did to 120,000 people of Japanese descent who were forcibly removed from their homes along the U.S. Pacific Coast, two-thirds of whom were American-born citizens. In addition to demonstrating the civil rights violations against persons of Japanese ancestry during WWII in America, And Then They Came For Us follows contemporary Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban post 9/11.

Knowing our civil history is the first step in making sure we do not repeat such mistakes. After the documentary screening, stay for a discussion about the Japanese American evacuation and forced internment during WWII, Executive Order 9066, and parallel civil rights violations against Asians today.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis and may be limited. For more information, please call 702-507-3458.


Clark County Library
1401 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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(702) 507-3400
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