February 19, at Creighton University Harper Center, 602 N. 20th St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. www.creighton.edu
The Scoop: Discrimination and hate have both deeply affected the Asian American community and have served as a rallying cry to fight for justice. Asian Americans have often unjustly suffered the blame for America’s economic and political problems throughout history. On February 19, 1942, in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 led to the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Some 40 years later, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiment in the U.S. auto industry, Vincent Chin was brutally murdered. Join us for a brief documentary – Vincent Who? – followed by a panel discussion about how these two events united the Asian American community to respond to hate. Sponsored by the Casper Professorship; Creighton Students Union; the University Committee on Lectures, Films, and Concerts; Office of Multicultural Affairs; and the Japanese American Citizens League – Omaha chapter. Refreshments will be served.