Film and panel discussion to explore the history of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States and the recent surge of hateful rhetoric in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A panel discussion will follow the film. Panelists include Larry Oda, Sandy Lydon, and Gary Fujii. JT Mason, co-founder of Whites for Racial Equity, will emcee.
This event is presented by Whites for Racial Equity, the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Monterey County, and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Monterey Peninsula.
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a one-hour documentary film about the false information and political influences behind the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Director Jon Osaki exposes the lies used to justify the internment and the cover-up that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The film draws parallels to the current climate of fear, the targeting of immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.
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