In conjunction with Then They Came for Me, Alphawood Gallery offers a robust series of free public programming both on and off-site to encourage and expand conversations on related contemporary issues.
Public programs and events will address the impacts of Executive Order 9066 that are still felt throughout Japanese American communities and beyond, and provocatively explore vital questions about citizenship, immigration, racial discrimination, profiling, economic disparity, detainment, civil liberties, equality, activism and more.
26sep(sep 26)7:30 pmIslamophobia and Surveillance in the Trump Era: Glenn Greenwald in Conversation with Moustafa BayoumiRockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 606377:30 pm
Join us for public tours of the exhibition.
DAILY FILM SCREENING
2nd Floor Theater
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US, 2017, Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, USA, 47 MIN.
This new documentary about the Japanese American incarceration demonstrates the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today. Knowing our history is the first step in making sure we do not repeat it. Interviews include actor George Takei (STAR TREK), who was incarcerated along with his family.
3pm, most Saturdays
*No Sharing Stories on September 23
Creating a space within the exhibition for dialogue and community, Sharing Stories features personal stories of Japanese Americans and others who have experienced incarceration or challenges to their civil liberties. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions, share their own experiences or just join the group to learn more.