BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20220903T000000Z DTEND:20220903T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong><span style="color: #c21313\;">FREE</strong>\n\n<a href ="\;txobjid=daaf7 af7-aac7-4168-8e00-34a082cbd473">IN PERSON RSVP</a>       <a href="htt p://\;txobjid=3630a4d9-e 3ef-484a-8d58-21f535b836ed">VIRTUAL RSVP</a>\n\nCelebrate the release of t he award-winning biography of civil rights leader\, Sei Fujii\, with a spe cial 10th anniversary screening of the short film <em>Lil Tokyo Reporter< /em> and a discussion around the biography. The conversation will include filmmaker and publisher <strong>Jeffrey Gee Chin</strong> and Academy A ward–winner <strong>Chris Tashima</strong>\, with additional guests to be announced.\n\n<em>This program is presented in partnership with the Lit tle Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS).</em>\n\n<em>About the book:</em>\n\n< em>A Rebel’s Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii (1 882-1954)</em> is an illustrated biography and detailed look into the lif e of Japanese American civil rights leader Sei Fujii\, known for overturni ng the California Alien Land Law in 1952 and founding the Japanese America n newspaper <em>Kashu Mainichi</em> (California Daily News). His complex history reveals his intriguing journey as an immigrant\, a social justice activist\, unionizer\, and a community leader. Fujii’s story exemplifie s the multitude of ways Americans have and may continue to fight for our c ivil rights.\n\nThe official biography on Sei Fujii is the source material written by author Kenichi Sato and was commissioned by manager Junko Maru ya of the <em>Kashu Mainichi</em>. Following the work by Sato\, LTHS cond ucted over ten years of extensive research\, including interviews with cou ntless community members\, Fujii’s family\, and visiting his ancestral s amurai home in the Takamori Village of Iwakuni\, Japan. Publication of thi s book is sponsored by MUFG Union Bank\, UCLA Asian American Studies Cente r\, and the George and Sakaye Aratani Community Advancement Research Endow ment. SUMMARY:Author Conversation—A Rebel’s Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii URL:/en/events/2022/09/03/author-conversationa-rebels-outcry-biography-of/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR