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Join us to meet Israel Martínez, a sound artist and experimental musician from Mexico. Israel will perform and then be joined in conversation by multidisciplinary artist Jared Brown.

This performance and conversation is presented partnership with MAKE Literary Productions and Ace Hotel Chicago. This event is part of MAKE Literary Productions' sixth annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art: October 12-19, 2019, at venues throughout Chicago.

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A film screening about the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans

A film screening about the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans

7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23 

The Nightingale Cinema:1084 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Homeroom and the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) present a special film screening documenting the forced removal, illegal detention, and resettlement of Japanese Americans during and after WWII.

Screening is hosted by Keidra Chaney and Fred Sasaki, with special guests Ryan Yokota and Anna Takada.

LISTEN TO YOUR ELDERS! It’s not too late—what happened then is happening again. How can you help? Homeroom and the JASC invite you to listen to Japanese Americans who experienced forced removal from their homes and illegal detention by order of the United States government due to race prejudice. Learn how to talk about American concentration camps then and now. Experts will be on hand to talk through the culture and context of the films and provide a guide to language about Japanese Americans in World War II. How and why did over 20,000 Japanese Americans resettle in Chicago after the war? Chicago is a place of radicalism and refuge—please join us!!

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