Feb. 28: Film Screening at Presidio Theater

Feb. 28: Film Screening at Presidio Theater
School Events

A Special 20th Anniversary Event
Exclusive Screening: Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. | The Presidio Theater
Panel discussion and reception to follow

As The Bay School marks its 20th anniversary, we are shedding light on the history of our home in the Presidio at 35 Keyes Avenue, former site of the Western Division Command of the U.S. Army. As part of this project, Bay is sponsoring a screening of the documentary Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066. 

It was from a room in 35 Keyes that General John DeWitt implemented Executive Order 9066, the Civilian Exclusion Order, which led to the yearslong incarceration of nearly 125,000 Americans of Japanese descent, as well as the seizure of property and possessions. Directed by local filmmaker and civil rights activist Jon Osaki, Alternative Facts “exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the Supreme Court.” Learn more at Alternative Facts website. 

Panel Discussion 
Following the showing, Emmy award–winning television and radio reporter and producer Jan Yanehiro will moderate a discussion with the filmmaker as well as with Don Tamaki, a civil rights lawyer and member of the pro-bono legal team that overturned the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu v. the United States, and Karen Korematsu, daughter of civil rights activist Fred Korematsu and founder of the Korematsu Institute. The Bay School is honored to bring these esteemed guests together to discuss a history that is still very much present. 

We have 240 tickets available for free to members of the Bay community, and 50 tickets for members of the wider Japanese community. Information and the code for getting free tickets will be in the Current every week until February 26.

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Feb. 28: Film Screening at Presidio Theater