Calendar Event

From Citizen to Enemy? Looking Back at Japanese American Incarceration to Understand Modern Day Islamophobia

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016
2:00- 4:00 p.m.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Room 114
2540 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45221
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This collaborative program is presented by the Cincinnati chapters of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Special thanks to co-sponsors University of Cincinnati, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Guru Nanak Society of Greater Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Sikh Gurmat School for their support!
The purpose of this event is to educate people in Cincinnati about the historical context and dangers of fear-mongering and discrimination, by sharing stories of internment and discrimination that the Japanese American community faced around WWII. A moderated discussion among a diverse panel of speakers will connect those stories to similar instances throughout U.S. history, ultimately drawing parallels with current-day Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim American and Sikh American communities.
In addition to the moderated panel, the program will feature video clips highlighting the experiences of incarcerated Japanese Americans, time for audience Q&A, and small group discussions. After the program concludes at 4pm, there will be a free catered reception for all attendees.

Panelists Include:
• Emily Houh | Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law & Contracts and Co-Director of the Center for Race, Gender, & Social Justice, UC College of Law
• Roula Allouch | National Board Chair, Council on American-Islamic Relations
• Gordon Yoshikawa | "Grains of Rice" Editor, Japanese American Citizens League - Cincinnati Chapter
• Jaipal Singh | Cincinnati Sikh Community Activist
• Verna Williams [Moderator] | Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Race, Gender, & Social Justice, UC College of Law

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 2:00pm