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“Without Due Process” Film Screening, Presentation and Discussion

March 22, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Erin Okamoto ProtsmanJoin Erin Okamoto Protsman, continuing lecturer of Communication and Creative Arts, for a screening of her co-produced documentary, “Without Due Process,” which tells the story of the close-knit Okamoto family, detained for three years, and their outcome following World War II.

A subsequent presentation will discuss the injustices experienced by Asian Americans during this particular chapter of the 20th century and the ripple effects of those abuses.

Refreshments will also be available.

About Japanese American Internment During World War II

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. As one of its infamous effects, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of whom were American citizens, were forcibly relocated and detained in concentration camps.

The families were hurriedly relocated to the centers and remained there for the duration of the war, with many losing their homes, businesses and other private property. The controversial executive order still surfaces in contemporary discussions, particularly through the lens of the U.S.’ professed right to due process for its citizens.

This event is co-sponsored and hosted by the Cultural Heritage Celebration Committee and the department of Communication and Creative Arts. This is a CHESS Cup event.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.


Y Jean Chambers Hall, Student Union Library Building (SULB)
2233 173rd St.
Hammond, IN 46323 United States
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Communication and Creative Arts