Join County of San Luis Obispo Public Library and 16 other library systems for free documentary film viewing and a Day of Remembrance event with George Takei.
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.
Free digital access to the documentary And Then They Came for Us for one week only, starting Friday, February 12th. Please sign up to watch the film here http://gooddocs.net/attcfu-ca-public-libraries. Link to program will be emailed to you.
Live discussion with George Takei about the film on Friday, February 19th from 4-5pm. Please register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tvs8yzqJQ62B3VuEP8S8Jw. Link to program will be emailed to you. If you can't get into the zoom meeting you can listen along here: https://youtu.be/MK97nGj_DKw
Bring your questions to the Q&A or send them to email@example.com.
George Takei is the author of the award-winning graphic novel memoir, They Called Us Enemy, his firsthand account of his years behind the barbed wires of internment camps as a result of Executive Order 9066. Mr. Takei’s acting career has spanned five decades, with more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. He is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek. Mr. Takei is also a social justice activist, social media mega-power, New York Times bestselling author, originated the role of Sam Kimura and Ojii-Chan in the Broadway musical Allegiance, and the subject of To Be Takei, a documentary on his life and career.
And Then They Came for Us is an award-winning documentary directed by the Peabody Award winning team of Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs by Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.