From Citizen to Enemy, a program presented by the Cincinnati chapters of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), aims to educate on the historical context and dangers of fear-mongering in the United States.
During World War II, Japanese Americans were discriminated against and put in internment camps. Today, Islamophobia has resulted in unfair treatment, harassment and even violence toward those in the Muslim American and Sikh American communities.
Here to talk about the parallels between the treatment of Muslims today and that of Japanese Americans during World War II are National Board Chair for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Roula Allouch; Grains of Rice Newsletter Editor for the Japanese American Citizens League, Gordon Yoshikawa; and Cincinnati Sikh Community Activist, Jaipal Singh.
From Citizen to Enemy, a moderated panel followed by a group discussion and Q&A, takes place Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. More information can be found here.