BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4575@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140503T000000Z DTEND:20140503T000000Z DESCRIPTION:"Power of the Commission Hearings: First Person Voices of Japan ese American Incarceration" sponsored by the Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California\, Visual Communications\, Nikkei for Civil Rights &amp\; Redress\, and the Torrance Public Library on Saturday\, May 3\, 1 to 3 pm\, at the Katy Geisseert Civic Center Library.\n\nIn 1981 Jap anese Americans spoke out for redress at the Commission on Wartime Relocat ion and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings across the country. The L os Angeles hearing was one of the few that was videotaped. Preserved by th e Nikkei for Civil Rights <em>&amp\; </em>Redress (NCRR) and Visual Commun ications (VC)\, these testimonies galvanized a grassroots campaign for red ress\, resulting in the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988\, autho rizing $20\,000 and an apology. Panelists from both NCRR and testifiers fr om the South Bay will share insights from the hearings and the impact it h ad on their lives and the community. Excerpts from the hearings will be sh own with special attention to South Bay testimonies. SUMMARY:Power of the Commission Hearings URL:/en/events/2014/05/03/power-of-the-commission-hearings/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR