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4/19/2018 Member News
Tom Ikeda to Discuss The World War II Japanese American Incarceration and Why It Matters Today

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Tom Ikeda to Discuss The World War II Japanese American Incarceration and Why It Matters Today

Ikeda to speak at The Florida Holocaust Museum on April 26th

April 19, 2018 [St. Petersburg, FL] - The Florida Holocaust Museum's Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) and Pardoll Family Lecture Series brings Tom Ikeda to the Museum on Thursday, April 26th! Ikeda will speak at The FHM about "The World War II Japanese American Incarceration and Why It Matters Today."

2018 marks the 76th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans. To mark this anniversary, Densho executive director Tom Ikeda will discuss how this injustice happened during a time of fear and how we are seeing similar fears happening in America today. Tom will discuss how immigration bans, discriminatory laws, and incarceration in an American concentration camp affected his Gold Star Japanese immigrant grandparents.

To reserve your seat, call 727.820.0100 ext. 301. This program is free and open to the public.

"The World War II Japanese American Incarceration and Why It Matters Today" by Tom Ikeda, will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum.

This program is sponsored by Duke Energy, The Florida Holocaust Museum's 2018 Genocide and Human Rights Arareness Movement (GHRAM) Series sponsor.

The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

About The Florida Holocaust Museum

2017 marked a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.