BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190921T000000Z DTEND:20190921T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="color: #c21313\;"><strong>FREE and open to the pub lic</strong>\n<strong>JANM Plaza: 1:30 p.m.&ndash\;3:30 p.m.\nScreenings ( 17 min each): 12:30 p.m. &bull\; 3:40 p.m. &bull\; 4:10 p.m.</strong>\n\nC onceived and created by Amy Cohen and Claudia Sobral\, &ldquo\;Detained in America: Children Speak&rdquo\; is a program of child voices describing t he trauma inflicted by US government policies on the young and innocent. H osted by the Japanese American National Museum\, the program&rsquo\;s orga nizers include The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (C HIRLA)\, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)\, Immigrant F amilies Together (IFT)\, and Bend the Arc.\n\nDemonstrating how American p olicies that cruelly target children and families echo from one century to the next\, the program will feature Japanese American children reading ex cerpts from archival letters by those imprisoned in concentration camps. T hen\, local children will read quotes from the declarations of their asylu m-seeking age-mates\, recently taken from their families and incarcerated in detention facilities and immigration camps.\n\nAlso to be screened thre e times (12:30 p.m./3:40 p.m./4:10 p.m.) will be the clay animation film\, &nbsp\;<em>Estrella</em>\, written and produced by 7th grade students from Keewanee\, Illinois. The afternoon&rsquo\;s program will close with a pre sentation by the film&rsquo\;s student narrator and the teacher who guided his students through this project of education\, empathy\, and creative c hild empowerment.\n\nFor more information on &ldquo\;Detained in America: Children Speak\,&rdquo\; please contact Amy Cohen at or Claudia Sobral at\n\nMuseum admission is free a s part of the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.\n\n<em>Image courtesy of Am erican Pediatrics Association</em>\n<strong></strong><em></em> SUMMARY:Detained in America: Children Speak URL:/en/events/2019/09/21/detained-in-america-children-speak/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR