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Building Resistance: Japanese Imprisonment and the Fight Against a Muslim Registry

As President Trump moves to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., we look at two moments where we found ourselves at a similar crossroads.  First, the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans 75 years ago.  Then, how people fought to stop the Muslim registry after 9/11.

Satsuki Ina, documentarian; Mutsu Homma, Roy Ebihara, George Murihiro, Matsuo Watanabe, survivors; Joseph Arsinoe, US soldier; War Relocation Authority. Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center; Anirvan Chatterjee, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action Liz Ouyang, attorney; Mohammad Sarfaraz Hussain; Anirvan Chatterjee, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action; Jason Prado, Sophie Xie, DoBetter.Tech

For More Information:
Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Densho Archives
FILM Whose Children Are These
Suyama Project
Gary Okihiro, “Japanese Resistance in America’s Concentration Camps, A Re-evaluation”
Arab American Association of NY
New York Immigration Coalition
Families for Freedom
Arab American Action Network
MPower Change
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
National Network of Arab American Communities

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