BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4054@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130126T000000Z DTEND:20130126T000000Z DESCRIPTION:&quot\;Fears and prejudices directed against minority communiti es are too easy to evoke and exaggerate\, often to serve the political age ndas of those who promote those fears. No one should ever be locked away s imply because they share the same race\, ethnicity\, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Jap anese Americans\, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy.&q uot\;&nbsp\; \n - Fred Korematsu (2004)\n &nbsp\;\n Following 9/11\, Ameri can Muslims found themselves in a situation not unlike that of Japanese Am ericans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Recognizing this\, Japanese Ame ricans came to the defense of American Muslim community members as their c ivil liberties were threatened\, resulting in an extraordinary kinship bet ween the two communities.\n &nbsp\;\n Together\, the Japanese American Mus eum of San Jose (JAMsj) and the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Counc il on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) proudly present this special program in honor of Fred Korematsu Day.\n &nbsp\;\n Panel discussion on ci vil liberty issues facing American Muslims today and activism by Japanese Americans\, which will include Zahra Billoo (Executive Director of CAIR-SF BA) and Tom Izu (Executive Director of the California History Center &amp\ ; Foundation at DeAnza College)\, with Masao Suzuki (long-time activist wi th the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee and the South Bay Committee Against P olitical Repression) as facilitator.\n &nbsp\;Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (short film)\n &nbsp\;\n Cost: Free with admissio n to the museum (non-members\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\ ; JAMsj members and children under 12\, free)\n &nbsp\;\n RSVP by contacti ng PublicPrograms@jamsj.org \n or calling (408) 294-3138. SUMMARY:Dangerous Parallels: American Muslims Today and the Echoes of WW II Injustice URL:/en/events/2013/01/26/dangerous-parallels-american-muslims-today-and/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR