Never Again Is Now 

February 14, 2017

How do our faith traditions call us to respond in a climate of division? Commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which mandated Japanese-American relocation, in an interfaith prayer service 1 pm, Sunday, Feb. 19, at First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way.

Following the service, pilgrimage to Fisher Pavilion, where at 2 pm, Tom Ikeda, Executive Director for Densho (A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity) and Arsalan Bukhari, Director for the Washington branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) hosts a panel discussion. Compare connections between WWII incarceration of Japanese-Americans and the current situation for American Muslims and discuss how we all can prevent harassment and discrimination of American Muslims in our own communities.

A new slogan has been cropping up in protests across the nation: "Never  Again Is Now." Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today means to expand on that catchphrase and explain how
120,000 Japanese Americans were detained during WWII, and why civil rights advocates and Muslim citizens are so concerned that "Never Again" will prove a false promise. 

For more information, please contact: Densho.org. Organized by Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Kids4Peace, Maryknoll Society and Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle. For more information, please contact 206.322.8831 or Seattle@MaryKnoll.org.



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