Starr Forum: National Security & Civil Liberties: 1942 & 2017

February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
20 Ames Street, Cambridge

The event will begin as a day of remembrance on the 75th anniversary of internment of Japanese Americans, then turn to issues raised by the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

Program Invocation:
Hoda Elsharkawi, MIT Muslim Chaplain, invocation

Moderator:
Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and NE JACL

Panelists:
Margie Yamamoto, NE JACL incarcerated with her family as a baby during WWII
Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Council
Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations
Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League and Board, Mass ACLU
Gautam Mukunda, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, expert on presidency
Paul Watanabe, Director UMass Institute for Asian American Studies

Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies, The New England Japanese American Citizens League, The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Asian American Resource Workshop, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Massachusetts

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
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