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Go For Broke National Education Center Events

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June 23, 2018 "Citizen Tanouye" & "Unknown Warriors" screening,
TIME: 2:00pm - 4:30
LOCATION: Glendale Downtown Central Library, 222 E Harvard St, Glendale, CA 91205

This film screening event is in conjunction with the photographic and art exhibit:
ACCUSED OF NO CRIME: Japanese Incarceration In America which sheds light on the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese heritage (Most of whom were American born, US citizens), during WWII.

“Citizen Tanouye" uniquely brings history to life for eight ethnically diverse Torrance, CA high school students through their research of THS alumnus Tech Sgt. Ted T. Tanouye, and the impact the war had on their city, while drawing attention to the civil rights abuses of WWII era America. While serving as a member of the renowned 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Tanouye's family was incarcerated in “Relocation Camps” at Jerome and later Rohwer AR. Ted's action in battle would eventually earn him the Medal of Honor.

During their investigation of school yearbooks, newspapers, internet sites and insightful conversations with WWII veterans, the relevance of history is brought into focus as the students express their personal observations, draw parallels to their own lives and realize the affect that this experience will have on their future.

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"Unknown Warriors of WWII" (AKA: "Witness: American Heroes”)

How do you tell a story that is beyond description? One that begins with mankind at its very worst, and unfolds to reveal a select few who rose up and showed mankind at its very best? That was the challenge presented to Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles news anchor David Ono, cameraman/editor Jeff MacIntyre and co-producer Robert Horsting.The answer was to profile the remarkable courage and kindness of the infantrymen who served in the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service during WWII, through the stories of the grateful people they liberated or rescued. This visual “Thank you” card is sure to touch your heart.

These films will be followed by a Q&A with Mitchel T. Maki, Ph.D, CEO and President of the Go For Broke National Education Center, Oral Historian and filmmaker Robert Horsting (a producer of both films), whom will be joined by some of the WWII veterans who lived this history.

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Glendale Downtown Central Library:
Parking: At SE corner of Harvard and Maryland (Just north of library), free 3-hrs. parking with Library validation.

July 24 - Aug 26, 2018 Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Military Intelligence Service

Nikkei Samurai explores the role Japanese American World War II soldiers of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) played in the preservation of the samurai sword. Japanese Americans in the MIS made vital contributions to both the victory in the Pacific and the successful Occupation of Japan. This select group of soldier-linguists used their understanding of Japanese language and culture...

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To find out more about these events, call (310) 328-0907 or email us.

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June 30, 2018 - Sept 3, 2018 TRAVELING EXHIBIT: Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave
St. Paul, MN 55111

“Courage and Compassion” covers the events from the attack on Pearl Harbor through the creation of the 100th Infantry Battalion, wartime incarceration, postwar resettlement and the changing socio-economic culture of Hawaii. The interactive exhibit features images and audio of firsthand accounts, including interviews of Japanese American soldiers from GFBNEC’s Hanashi Oral History Collection.

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