Dear JACL Members and Friends- Jeanne Sakata’s play Hold These Truths is back in NYC at the Sheen Center for a limited run. Hold These Truths tells the poignant story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who in 1942 along with Fred Korematsu and Min Yasui heroically challenged the constitutionality of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWll. Since it’s last run in NYC in 2012, “Hold These Truths” has been staged in multiple venues across the country to great critical praise.
Please join us for one of our special Community Weekend Matinee performances on Saturday,12/9 or Sunday 12/10 . Each of these performances will be followed by a talkback and panel discussion* with Jeanne Sakata to discuss the history of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWll and the parallels to our current time when Muslims and other marginalized communities are struggling to preserve their civil liberties.
Reserve tickets here: https://sheencenter.org/shows/holdthesetruths/ The code GORDON gets you 20% off the top two ticket pricesand the code TRUTH gets you 30% off the middle ticket price when you buy 10 or more tickets.The
codes are good for any of the performances during the run which is 12/6-12/20.
Please help us spread the word and we hope that you get a chance to see this great play!
*Panelists for Saturday12/9 :
Jeanne Sakata (Actor of film, television and theater and writer of “Hold These Truths”) will be joined by Julie Azuma (President,
Different Roads to Learning), Albert Fox Cahn (Legal Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations), and George Hirose
*Panelists for Sunday12/10:
Jeanne Sakata will be joined by David Okada (Co-President, JACL-NY) Allison Hiroto (NY Day of Remembrance Committee),
and Hussein Rashid, PhD (academic, speaker educator, and founder of Islamicate L3C)