Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Japanese Internment: National Safety v. Civil Rights - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

The WikiLeaks movement and recently leaked NSA documents illustrate the continuing struggle between national security concerns and citizens’ civil liberties.  During World War II, an estimated 110,000 Japanese Americans, the majority of them American citizens, were forcibly relocated and incarcerated because they were perceived as a threat to national security. 

On Tuesday, November 12, join Dr. Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut Associate Professor of English & Asian American Studies, as she discusses this “dark moment” in American history and shares the stories of internees who were relocated to Connecticut.  Participate in a thought-provoking panel discussion on the ongoing debate about balancing security concerns with individual liberties during the ongoing "war on terror".  Dr. Schlund-Vials will be joined on the panel by Dr. Timur Yuskaev, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam at Hartford Seminary and Hope Metcalf, Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.  Moderated by the Connecticut Network’s Diane Smith.

The program is co-sponsored with Connecticut Explored, the magazine of Connecticut history.  Funding for the program provided by Connecticut Humanities.

Program starts at noon and will last one hour. Bring your lunch and enjoy the program! Registrations are encouraged but not required. Register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OSH2013Lectures.

Connecticut’s Old State House will validate parking tickets from the State Street South Parking Garage (formerly the Constitution Plaza garage) and State House Square Garage. The cost, after validation, is $5 for the entire day.

1 comment:

David Waters said...

The book Snow Falling On Cedars by Dave Guterson does an excellent job of dealing with the Japanese internment issue. His outstanding story was also made into a movie.