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SLO County Public Library hosts Day of Remembrance film screening, discussion with George Takei

A view of the exterior of the San Luis Obispo County Public Library with two women crossing the street in front of it and a white vehicle parked on the right side of the image.
Posted at 12:38 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 15:38:25-05

The San Luis Obispo County Public Library and 16 other libraries are inviting community members to watch a free documentary film screening and a live discussion with George Takei on the Day of Remembrance.

On this day 75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which permitted the United States Army to forcefully remove and incarcerate 120,000 Japanese Americans.

No Japanese Americans were changed or convicted of espionage or sabotage against the U.S.

Community members could access the free documentary, And Then They Came for Us, from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19.

The library is also hosting a live discussion Friday from 4-5 p.m. with George Takei, the author of the award-winning graphic novel memoir, They Called Us Enemy, in which he describes his experience living in internment camps due to Executive Order 9066.

Register here to access the live discussion via Zoom. Community members can send questions for Takei to or ask them during the Q&A portion of the event.