Move US to Racial Justice program offers special access to Alternative Facts documentary and panel discussion on ongoing social injustice today
(Honolulu, HI) During October, MoveMeHawai`i, a joint effort of the Beta Beta Gamma Foundation and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation, is presenting a free online community education program, Move US to Racial Justice. This program will feature an award-winning film and a compelling panel discussion of racial discrimination during World War II and how we can move together to combat systemic racism that continues today. Throughout the month of October 2020 participants will have access to the film Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066, a documentary about the false information and political influences that led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. This film, an Honorable Mention for the American Bar Association’s 2020 Silver Gavel Award, sheds light on the people, prejudice, and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 and U.S. Supreme Court reviews of the Order. The following is a link to the two-minute film trailer:
YouTube, click here.
Then on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., MoveMeHawai‘i will present a live, online panel discussion of the film and how it relates to the ongoing social injustices faced by minority groups in the United States, Hawai‘i’s own racial issues, including the Black Lives Matter movement, and building alliances of people of all ethnicities in support of racial equality. Panel members include:
• Jon Osaki: award-winning filmmaker and visionary of the film Alternative Facts
• Camille Nelson: new Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law and a leading
scholar on critical race theory
• Avi Soifer: immediate past Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law and a
constitutional law expert
Viewers may submit questions in advance of the event via the online registration form or may write in questions for the panelists in the online chat box during the live panel. The panel discussion will be recorded and will continue to be available for the rest of October, along with the film.
While registration for the event is FREE, donations to support MoveMeHawai’i’s mission and future community education events are appreciated.