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Nihonjin Face: A Civil Rights Legacy Tour Performance

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Presented by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Nihonjin Face is a play, panel discussion, and walking tour to mark the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066.

It’s 1942, the country is engaged in World War II, and the US Government has incarcerated 120,000 Japanese Americans for reasons of national security. Inspired by true stories of South Sound families, the play follows a family as they are forced to leave their home in Tacoma for an unknown destination. During their three years of incarceration, the family learns the impact of incarceration and develops empathy for others facing civil rights challenges.

Examining how this chapter of American history – which was unaddressed until President Reagan’s 1988 apology, but still resonates to this day – this new play connects with the Civil Rights era of Dr. King, and examines how we can uphold civil rights for all today.

The panel discussion features Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau presenter Mayumi Tsutakawa.

2:00 p.m. Join a historic walk from the site of the Tacoma Japanese Language School (now part of the UW Tacoma campus) to Studio 3 for the performances of Nihonjin Face

3:00 p.m. First performance.

4:00 p.m. Enjoy a panel discussion between performances.

5:00 p.m. Second performance.


Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Education Program

Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation

Wells Fargo

Boeing Company

Florence Kilworth Foundation

  • When
  • February 19, 2017
    2:00 pm
  • Where
  • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
    901 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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