Aloha, EdCC Family and Friends!
The Veterans Resource Center and Arts Culture and Civic Engagement present a community recognition of Day of Remembrance to bring awareness of the impact of Executive Order 9066, which initiated the government rollout - across the United States - of internment camps. People of Japanese ancestry were forced to leave their homes on a mass scale and be subjected to conditions of incarceration during WWII, with a particular impact right here in Washington state.
The Black Box Theatre will host a screening of two films by local producers Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers. Honor and Sacrifice: the Roy Matsumoto Story and Proof of Loyalty, tell the complex stories of two incredible World War II Nisei veterans who were also immigrants, Roy Matsumoto and Kazuo Yamane who actually fought for the U.S. military.
A post-screening community discussion will feature guests of honor, Joyce Yamane - daughter of Kazuo Yamane, Karen Matsumoto - daughter of Roy Matsumoto, and Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers, local filmmakers who have brought these incredible stories to light.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at the Black Box Theatre on the Edmonds CC campus. Free parking (see attachment for map and event flier). Spread the word!!
We're looking forward to seeing you there!