BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5063@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20160112T000000Z DTEND:20160112T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-size: 12.0pt\; font-family: Arial \, Helvetic a \, sans-serif\; color: #333333\;">Please join the Santa Clara Valley ch apter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the San Jose Japan ese American (JA) community at a panel discussion regarding civil liberti es.&nbsp\; It is especially important to discuss these issues because of the recent escalation of xenophobia and of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the w ake of the attacks on Paris.&nbsp\; The debate over Syrian refugees\, as well as the mass shooting in San Bernardino\, have also added to the at mosphere of heightened tensions. \n \n The panel discussion includes the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) chapters from San Jose\, Silicon Valley\, and Sequoia\; Asian Law Alliance\; Nihonmachi Outreach Committe e\; and the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the ACLU. \n \n As highlighted in the national debate\, JAs have found that the WWII exclusion and incar ceration have become a touchstone for both good and evil.&nbsp\; For exa mple\, Jay Inslee\, governor of Washington\, will not close doors to refu gees because of the terrible experience that his state witnessed when JAs were forcibly removed from Bainbridge Island. On the flip side\, the may or of Roanoke\, Virginia\, has cited the exclusion and incarceration of J As to be the model for how to look at Syrian refugees. Similarly\, Donald Trump has proposed a mandatory registration of Muslims in the United Sta tes. We would like to make sure that our community\, having experienced th e WWII internment\, makes it clear that we oppose the scapegoating and ha te mongering that now threaten more thoughtful discourse.<span style="fon t-size: 12.0pt\; font-family: Arial \, sans-serif\;">\n<span style="font-s ize: 11.0pt\; line-height: 115.0%\; font-family: Arial \, sans-serif\;">&n bsp\;\n\n<span style="font-size: 12.0pt\; font-family: Arial \, sans-serif \;">&nbsp\; &nbsp\;\n<span style="font-size: 12.0pt\; line-height: 115.0%\ ; font-family: Arial \, sans-serif\;">Cost: There is no cost for this even t. SUMMARY: Stand Up Against Scapegoating and Hate Mongering! URL:/en/events/2016/01/12/stand-up-against-scapegoating-and-hate-mongering/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR