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PCC Remembers EO 9066

Alternative Facts movie poster

Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

PCC is remembering the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that led to Japanese-American internment by hosting a screening of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066, an award-winning documentary examining the World War II EO 9066 order that led to Japanese-American internment. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

  • Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Sylvania Performing Arts Center
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Seating: Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis

The award-winning documentary examines fabricated evidence of espionage by Japanese Americans, which led to their forced removal and incarceration during World War II. Interviews illuminate the racism, xenophobia and backhanded political maneuvering that occurred. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, the targeting of other vulnerable immigrant and religious communities, and the role media has played in vilifying people of color.

The panel discussion will include Jon Osaki (director and producer); David Ono (Los Angeles-based news anchor); and Peggy Nagae (lead attorney for Min Yasui who challenged Executive Order 9066). PCC, the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, and the Portland Japanese American Citizens League are sponsoring this film screening.

For more information, contact presidents_office@pcc.edu.

Related resources

Black and white historical photo of Japanese-Americans entering an internment camp

Visit the PCC Library's commemoration of Executive Order 9066 featuring reports, images, and media.