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March 2019

Courage and Compassion

March 4 - May 4
Trickster Gallery, 190 S Roselle Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60193 United States
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Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience chronicles the stories of Japanese Americans during and immediately after WWII, and highlights stories of bravery, integrity, and extraordinary support of Japanese Americans from the Chicago area. Through use of images, audio and interactive elements, Courage and Compassion provides a 360-degree perspective of the WWII experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry while exploring its relevance today. On Saturday, March 2nd, from 1-3pm, please join us for…

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April 2019

Our Story Reception and Fundraiser

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Our Story: The Japanese American Incarceration Our Story is a program to provide opportunities for educators, students, and the public to learn about and understand the Japanese American incarceration and its impact on individuals, the community, the Constitution, and the values of democracy. Please join us for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception & fundraiser! Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6-9PM Maggiano's Little Italy at Old Orchard $125 / person $75 / student with current student ID Please RSVP by March 26: online,…

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Alternative Facts Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakeside Church of Chicago, 3939 Howard St
Skokie, IL 60067 United States
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Please join us for a special screening of Jon Osaki's newest film, Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066, with a Q&A session with the director following the film. ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a one-hour documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. ALTERNATIVE FACTS sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order…

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May 2019

Japanese American Memorial Day Service

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montrose Cemetery, 5400 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630 United States
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Free

The Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago will hold its annual Memorial Day service in the Japanese section of Montrose Cemetery (5400 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago) on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 11:00 am. Buddhist, Christian, and other churches, as well as various Japanese community organizations and the Consulate General of Japan will be represented at the floral offering. The Mutual Aid Society requests that all cars be parked in the area across Bryn Mawr Avenue, to the north of…

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