BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4513@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140220T000000Z DTEND:20140220T000000Z DESCRIPTION:South Seattle Community College is having their annual Japanese American Day of Remembrance. All are welcome to attend.\n\nThursday\, Feb ruary 20\n\nJerry Brockey Center\, Room A\n\n11 am\n\nFilm:\n\nIn World Wa r II\, a handful of young Americans refused to be drafted from an American concentration camp.\n\nThey were ready to fight for their country\, but n ot before the government restored their rights as U.S. citizens and releas ed their families from camp. It was a classic example of civil disobedienc e -- but the government prosecuted them as criminals and Japanese American leaders and veterans ostracized them as traitors.\n\n<strong>CONSCIENCE A ND THE CONSTITUTION</strong> delves into the heart of the Japanese America n conscience and a controversy that continues today. Experience the choice faced by any group when confronted by mass injustice -- whether to comply or to resist.\n\n&ldquo\;The film shows the price one pays for taking a p rincipled stand\,&rdquo\; said Abe. &ldquo\;It&rsquo\;s also about two res ponses to injustice: collaboration or resistance. The resisters broke the law to clarify the rights of all Japanese Americans in camp\, yet they not only served two years in prison\, they spent 50 years as pariahs in our o wn community. It&rsquo\;s a classic example of civil disobedience in the A merican 20th century\, and one that belongs in the classroom canon.&rdquo\ ;\n\n<strong>Short Biography of the Filmmaker</strong>\n\nFor nearly two d ecades Frank Abe has been instrumental in recovering the story of the Hear t Mountain resisters. Abe helped produce the first &ldquo\;Day of Remembra nce&rdquo\; media events that publicly dramatized the campaign for redress for America&rsquo\;s wartime concentration camps. He was a founding membe r of the Asian American Theater Workshop in San Francisco and the Asian Am erican Journalists Association in Seattle\, and was featured as a JACL-lik e camp leader in the NBC/Universal movie\, Farewell to Manzanar. He was fo r many years an award-winning reporter for KIRO Newsradio\, the CBS Radio affiliate in Seattle\, and is currently Director of Communications for the King County Executive in Seattle.\n\n<strong>More information</strong> ca n be found at:\n\n<ul><li><a href="http://www.resisters.com/" target="_bla nk">http://www.resisters.com/\n</a>&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;</li><li><a href="http://www.pbs.org/itvs/conscience/index.html" target="_blank">http ://www.pbs.org/itvs/conscience/index.html\n</a>&nbsp\;&nbsp\;</li><li>Trai ler: <a href="http://youtu.be/Dh_1LVBs-gk" target="_blank">http://youtu.be /Dh_1LVBs-gk\n</a>&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;</li><li>Viewer&rsquo\;s Gui de: <a href="http://www.resisters.com/learn-more/viewers-guide/" target="_ blank">http://www.resisters.com/learn-more/viewers-guide/\n</a>&nbsp\;&nbs p\;</li></ul> SUMMARY:Day of Remembrance- Film "Conscience and the Constitution" with fil mmaker Frank Abe URL:/en/events/2014/02/20/day-of-remembrance-film-conscience-and-the-const/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR