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

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

February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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
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