BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5428@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20170803T000000Z DTEND:20170803T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Playwright and actor&nbsp\;<strong>Jeanne Sakata</strong> &nbsp \;will perform and read from her play&nbsp\;<em>Hold These Truths</em> \, a biographical play about Gordon Hirabayashi\, a Japanese American resisto r. During WWII in Seattle\, University of Washington student Gordon Hiraba yashi fights the U.S. government&rsquo\;s orders to forcibly remove and ma ss incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he st ruggles to reconcile his country&rsquo\;s betrayal with his passionate bel ief in the U.S. Constitution\, Hirabayashi begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America&rsquo\;s triumphs&mdash\;and a confron tation with its failures. In May 2012\, President Barack Obama posthumousl y awarded Gordon Hirabayashi the Presidential Medal of Freedom\, the natio n&rsquo\;s highest civilian honor. The performance will be followed by a Q &amp\;A with the artists and directors of both&nbsp\;<em>Behind the Fence< /em> &nbsp\;productions. SUMMARY:Victory Gardens Theater Presents Behind the Fence\, a two-play seri es: Hold These Truths URL:/en/events/2017/08/03/victory-gardens-theater-presents-behind-the-fence / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR