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LOS ANGELES—Centering the Masses: From Breaking Silence in 1981 to Winning Redress in 1988

May 18 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm

LOS ANGELES—Join Visual Communications and Nikkei Progressives to learn about the Japanese American redress movement. After the Japanese American community broke its silence about their incarceration during World War II at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC), the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (NCRR), spent the next decade building and maintaining a grassroots movement for redress, despite the many ups and downs. This program will show photos and clips of those years when NCRR took the video of the hearings to community groups and churches to gain support for a redress bill, sent delegations to Washington DC and connected Japanese American redress to other struggles, such as the Hope Navajo land fight, Anti-Apartheid in South Africa and the campaign to overturn the fingerprinting of Koreans in Japan.

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 12–4 pm

341 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Presented by Visual Communications, CENTERING THE MASSES is a series of free pop-up events and programs at 341 FSN, in the heart of Los Angeles Little Tokyo’s historic district. This nine-week series running from April 5th to May 30, 2019 will bring together artists, cultural workers, entertainment professionals, and civic personalities to celebrate and explore all the ways that motion pictures and media artworks impact our lives. Through intimate conversation, screenings, and visual art presentations, this project will be a space to address the current realities of a community that sits at the crossroads of shifting racial, generational, and economic conditions.

Click here for a downloadable calendar of all the events.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.

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341 FSN
341 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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