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February 2019

NGN Goes to Asian American Mayoral Forum

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NEIU Student Union, 5500 N St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Let's learn about the mayoral candidates together for the upcoming city election in February! Join Next Generation Nikkei to go to the Asian American Mayoral Forum together (https://www.facebook.com/events/368909350552316/), organized by the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment coalition. At this forum, we will hear directly from the candidates about their vision for our city and how they will support our communities. Asian Americans have particularly low voter turnout, and there are a lot of candidates running for mayor. Let's get the information we…

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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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The Ito Sisters | Chicago Premiere

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents: The Ito Sisters The Ito Sisters captures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children. In particular, the film focuses on the experiences of Issei (or immigrant) and Nisei (or first generation born in the US) women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), who were born on a…

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