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Connecting the dots between the travel ban and Japanese American incarceration

Mar 13, 2019

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how the laws and policies that enabled the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II are resurfacing today.

We’ll speak with the filmmaker of “And Then They Came for Us,” in which people who were incarcerated tell their stories and speak out against the Muslim travel ban. We’ll also hear from Don Tamaki, who served on the legal team that helped overturn Fred Korematsu’s criminal convictions for refusing to be incarcerated.

Guests:

Abby Ginzberg, Peabody-winning filmmaker, producer and director of “And Then They Came for Us”

Don Tamaki, attorney and a partner at the law firm of Minami Tamaki LLP, former Executive Director of the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco

Web Resources:

Futures Without Violence: Free Screenings of “And Then They Came for Us”

New York Times: How the Supreme Court Replaced One Injustice With Another