BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1195@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060524T000000Z DTEND:20060524T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Indian Trails Public Library District\n355 South Schoenbeck Roa d\nWheeling\, IL 60090\n847.459.4100\n<a href="http://www.indiantrailslib rary.org/">www.indiantrailslibrary.org</a>\n \nEveryone is welcome and reg istration be accepted by calling (847) 459-4100 or via the Indian Trails P ublic Library District Website at <a href="http://www.indiantrailslibrary. org">www.indiantrailslibrary.org</a>.\n \n \nAfter Pearl Harbor\, 120\,000 persons of Japanese ancestry\, 66% of whom were citizens\, were sent to c oncentration camps. What was the impact for civil rights\, the interned J apanese Americans and their descendants? \n \nWhat happens to U.S. citizen s when they are permanently detained in camps far away from their homes be cause of war hysteria due to Pearl Harbor?\n \nAttend this free panel disc ussion with a question and answer period at Indian Trails Public Library D istrict on May 24 at 7 p.m. In 1942 over 120\,000 Japanese Americans from all over the west coast\, were ordered to leave their homes when Presiden t Franklin Roosevelt signed into law\, U.S. Executive Order 9066. This m eant the forcible relocation of approximately 120\,000 Japanese and Japane se Americans\, 66% of whom were U.S. citizens\, were sent to hastily built housing facilities called "war relocation camps" to remote areas of the U.S. Families and individuals who had nothing to do with any wartime a ctivities\, were told to show their patriotism by living in barbed wire en claves patrolled by armed soldiers and to use cots\, unpartioned toilets a nd live without cooking facilities of any kind. They were treated like pr isoners of war. Most lived in these deplorable conditions beginning in 19 42 and ending in 1945.\n \nWhat really happened in these internment camps and how did Japanese Americans feel about living through these difficult t imes? Hear first hand stories and memories\, and watch videotaped testim ony from Japanese Americans. Panelists Sam Ozaki\, Richard Tani and Geor ge Watanabe will share their personal experiences regarding the living con ditions\, historical significance and the impact this had on their lives a nd their perspectives on civil rights. Since space is limited\, register early for this free program that will include a question and answer period . Everyone is welcome and registration be accepted by calling (847) 459-4 100 or via the Indian Trails Public Library District Website at www.indian trailslibrary.org. Everyone is welcome to this free program which will be held at our library located at 355 South Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling. \n SUMMARY:Panel discussion about Japanese American Internment URL:/en/events/2006/05/24/panel-discussion-japanese-american-internment/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR