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Executive Order 9066 at Eighty: It Happened Here First

Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Art at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island WA

Mar 12 2022
Executive Order 9066 at Eighty: It Happened Here First

In partnership with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC), BIMA is hosting a screening of Betrayed: Surviving an American Concentration Camp followed by a presentation and panel.

Betrayed: Surviving an American Concentration Camp tells the story of a group of Americans and their mass incarceration by the U.S. government in the high desert of southern Idaho, purely on the basis of race. In the compelling voices of survivors of the camp, Betrayed explores the unconstitutional suspension of the civil rights of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest and the intergenerational impact of the incarceration on their community. The film explores the relevance of this story today, as we see camp survivors stepping up as modern-day activists to fight the present-day incarceration of children and families. We were honored to interview and speak with over 40 camp survivors and descendants in order to help tell their story.

The presentation that follows looks at the history, stories, families, and legacies of Japanese American imprisonment during WWII. Bainbridge Island was the first community in the nation where Japanese Americans were collectively and forcibly

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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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BIMA is located in the Island Gateway complex which has accessible parking spaces on Ravine Lane. There is a flat surface entering the courtyard, which leads into the museum. Parking is also

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Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

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