Pax Christi San Diego, the local chapter of the Pax Christi national Catholic peace movement, will screen “And Then They Came for Us” on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. St. James Catholic Church Parish Hall, 625 S. Nardo Ave. Solana Beach, Calif.
Professor Lorraine Bannai will be the special guest speaker at the event. Prof. Bannai was part of the legal team for Fred Korematsu when his case was reopened and his conviction was overturned. Korematsu was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of the Japanese Americans during World War II. He resisted the orders and challenged his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court Professor Bannai is also author of Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (2015).
About the film: Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.
Film will be shown promptly at 6:40 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.652.4035.