Exclusion, Internment and Today

Exclusion, Internment and Today

Thursday, December 7th at 6:30pm

Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108

Join us in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day and the ongoing struggle to define who is American:

6:30pm Screening: Excerpt of The Chinese Exclusion Act
The full-length documentary will screen on Dec 2, visit baaff.org for details

7:15pm Reading: Excerpt of Hold These Truths
Read by Jeanne Sakata (Writer) and Benny Sato Ambush (Director) Hold These Truths, based on the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who resisted internment during WWII, will be performed at the Lyric Stage Dec 1-31

7:30pm Speaker: Paul Wantanabe
Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston remarks on the connections between Chinese exclusion, Japanese internment, and immigration issues today.

7:40pm Panel Discussion and Q&A


Hosted by CHSNE and Old South Meeting House with Lyric Stage Company of BostonInstitute for Asian American Studies at UMass BostonJapanese American Citizens League-New EnglandArtsEmerson, and Boston Asian American Film Festival