On February 19th, there will be a special Q&A with actor and activist George Takei, filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, and activist Satsuki Ina. The one-hour program begins at 5:00 p.m. MST (4:00 p.m. PST).
In the event that the Zoom session becomes full, you can also view the live discussion HERE on YouTube.
Join actor and activist George Takei for a live discussion about the award-winning documentary, And Then They Came for Us on Feb.19, 2021.
This Day of Remembrance event commemorates the date on which President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, ordering the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast.
And Then They Came for Us is an award-winning documentary directed by the Peabody Award winning team of Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs by 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.
The film will be available for viewing the preceding week and the discussion will be live. Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and Satsuki Ina, who was born in Tule Lake camp, will join George for the discussion. Both George and Satsuki are featured in the film and we are extremely grateful that they will be joining us to discuss what we all must do to make sure that we do not repeat history.
The Community Library would like to thank the filmmaker for allowing us to share this event with Central Idaho. The event is also available to public libraries throughout California, including Anaheim, Berkeley, Chula Vista, Los Angeles, Marin, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Watsonville, and Whittier. The event is co-sponsored by Gooddocs and Fenwick & West, LLC.