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February 17, 2018

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Release Date: 02/01/2018

The Seattle Public Library Hosts 'Our History, Our Responsibility:' Day of Remembrance 2018 on Feb. 19


The Seattle Public Library will host a Day of Remembrance event to honor Japanese Americans of World War II and stand in solidarity with American Muslims from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at the Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St.

 

The event will also feature Khizr Khan, the "Gold Star father" who found himself the target of the Trump campaign, and musician Kishi Bashi, who will show part of his forthcoming documentary on internment.

 

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free tickets are required, sign up online for up to five people. Doors open at 1 p.m. Doors will open to non-ticket holders 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. This event will be live-streamed at https://densho.org/dor2018/.

 

The event will include recognition of Japanese American service members, survivors, resisters and upstanders of World War II. World War II incarceration survivors and Nisei veterans are encouraged to attend and will be honored during the event. World War II incarceration survivors and Nisei veteran who plan to attend should email info@densho.org concerning tickets and other information.

 

Khan will share from his new memoir, "An American Family," an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what it's like to risk everything you know for the promises contained in the U.S. Constitution. Khan is widely known for being the father of the deceased hero Humayun Khan, a Muslim American and United States Army officer, and for brandishing a copy of the Constitution during his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and offering to lend it to Trump .

 

Bashi's film screening will be accompanied by a musical performance.

           

This event is presented in partnership with Densho, CAIR-Washington State, Seattle Center, The Seattle Public Library, NVC Foundation and Keiro Northwest. It is sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company, with support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

 

For more information, visit https://densho.org/dor2018/, call Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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