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The 2nd panel discussion as a part of the “Connecting the Lessons of History” discussions will examine the similarities between anti-Japanese rhetoric and violence during WWII (that ultimately led to the incarceration of 120,000 people based solely on their ancestry) and the hate speech and hate crimes targeted at Muslim Americans, immigrants, and refugees in the post-9/11 world.

The panel will be moderated by Richard Stolz and will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience‘s Tateuchi Theatre (719 South King Street).

The four featured panelists are Former Seattle City Councilmember John Okamoto, Current City Councilmember Lorena González, Jasmit Singh of theThe Sikh Coalition, and Ubax A Gardheere of Puget Sound Sage.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) awarded to the International Examiner, 21 Progress, and The Seattle Channel as part of the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

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