Join us at 2:00 p.m. on June 9 for a screening of
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066
presented by the Connecticut Bar Association’s Executive Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee
This documentary uncovers the untold story of false information and political influence, which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and the Supreme Court case of Korematsu. The documentary also examines the parallels to the targeting of minority groups today and similar attempts to abuse the powers of government.
Following the screening, a panel discussion will examine our nation’s history of racial scapegoating; the consequences when alternative facts are substituted for evidence and scientifically supported data; the role of the media; and how we, as a country, can stand together to simultaneously defeat COVID-19 and preserve democracy.
Attorney General William Tong, Office of the Attorney General, Hartford
Prof. Lorraine K. Bannai, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
Prof. Nobuhisa Ishizuka, Center for Japanese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School, New York, NY
Dr. Karen Korematsu, Founder & ED, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA
*1 CLE Ethics Credit offered