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Screening and panel at University of Illinois Springfield

Erika had a great time visiting the University of Illinois, Springfield, yesterday for not one but two great Hidden Histories events!

Hidden Histories is a touring program of five short narrative films about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. Each film tells a personal story dramatizing a different period of this history, starting from Executive Order 9066 (which authorized the confinement sites) to the present-day legacy for younger generations. Hidden Histories commemorates an important chapter in our nation's history, and pays tribute to the 120,000 Americans who suffered the indignity and untold losses of this unjustified incarceration.

The Orange Story, Tadaima, and A Song for Manzanar were screened at this event. Erika joined Kazuko Golden, Yosh Golden for a panel after the films. The turnout and the discussion were amazing!

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