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Starr Forum: National Security & Civil Liberties: 1942 & 2017
February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
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.
Hoda Elsharkawi, MIT Muslim Chaplain, invocation
Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and NE JACL
Margie Yamamoto, NE JACL incarcerated with her family as a baby during WWII
Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations
Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Council
Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League and Board, Mass ACLU
Paul Watanabe, Director UMass Institute for Asian American Studies
Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.