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February 2019

Never Again is Now: 2019 Day of Remembrance

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 called for the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. Every year, the Japanese American community in Chicago comes together to commemorate EO9066 as a reminder of the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all. On Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.),…

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AACC 36th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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AACC 36th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration "One World, One Vision" hosted by the Filipino American Community February 23, 2019 @ Hyatt Regency O'Hare 5:00 PM Political Forum & Reception 6:00 PM Program & Dinner Japanese American Community Service Awardee: Tatsu Aoki Japanese American Youth Who Excels: Kelsoe Matsunaga Sandra Otaka Memorial Grand Asian Award: ABC7 Ping Tom Memorial Pan-Asian Award: Tina Tchen (former Chief of Staff for Michelle Obama) Complimentary self-parking. Learn more on the Asian American Coalition of Chicago website. For reservations, please…

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March 2019

“Deemed Inadvisable:” The University of Chicago, Hyde Park, and Japanese America

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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"Doubtless we shall come to waves of widespread war hysteria, but I do not think it is the function of the University to pioneer and lead the way in these triumphs of emotion over reason and decency." ~Professor Robert McKeon, Chair of the Department of Humanities, 1942. In June 1942, University of Chicago President Robert M. Hutchins found that it was “deemed inadvisable” to admit Japanese Americans as it might threaten the university’s war contracts. Over the protests of faculty…

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