Week 3: Bending Toward Justice

“...the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 6

Book Discussion of When the Emperor Was Divine at 11:00 AM
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Film screening and discussion of Crystal City Pilgrimage and A Bitter Legacy 
Join us at 6:30 PM for the film and post-film discussion Q & A with filmmakers Alan Kondo and Claudia Katayanagi.
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Description: Crystal City Pilgrimage and a Bitter Legacy, both detail the secret prison system used to incarcerate troublemakers. Making connections to contemporary practices, both Kondo and Katayanagi shine a light on this troubling history. Click here for the film trailer for A Bitter Legacy. A Bitter Legacy is available for advance viewing through Kanopy with your library card.

March 8

Book Discussion of When the Emperor Was Divine at 6:30 PM.
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March 9

Private Prisons and the Border with the ACLU at 6:30 PM.
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Description: Detention plays a large part in immigration policies both currently and historically. Join ACLU attorney Nia Rucker for an overview of detention in the borderlands and how private prisons have been utilized in these detention efforts. Learn also about efforts to limit private detention in New Mexico.

March 10

NMJACL Players present selections and context from When the Emperor Was Divine at 11:00 AM.

Origami Make and Take Craft at 2:00 PM
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Description: Join us at 2:00 PM for "Origami for all Ages"! 

March 11

Film Screening: Never Give Up by Holly Yasui
Join us at 6:30 PM for the film and post-film Q & A with the director Holly Yasui.
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Description: Minoru Yasui, son of Japanese immigrants, challenged the forced removal from the West Coast and imprisonment of all persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II, and spent the remainder of his life advocating for, and mentoring, under-represented peoples. He was a lifelong defender of equal justice and civil rights for all. This documentary, narrated by George Takkei, will be followed by a Q and A with the director (and Min’s daughter) Holly Yasui.
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March 12

A Conversation with Poets Mary Oishi and Janice Mirikitani at 2:00 PM. Watch this space for the video which will be posted before the start of the event.

Description: Two poet laureates discuss their relationship to poetry, art, and history through their work. Mary Oishi is the current poet Laureate of Albuquerque and Janice Mirikitani is the former poet Laureate of San Francisco.

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