The power to change the injustice toward minority groups in America is “in the youth,” said sophomore teacher preparation and math major John Kanemoto at today’s Voices Unite in Solidarity: Japanese-American and Muslim-American Experiences Post 9/11 forum.
The forum, which was held in the Redwood Room, focused on paralleling the experiences of Japanese-Americans during World War II and Muslim-Americans after 9/11.
Speakers included Carole Hayashino, Sacramento State’s vice president of university advancement, Adel Syed, civil rights coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and Andy Noguchi, representative from the Japanese-American Citizen League, or JACL.
The speakers shared their personal experiences as Japanese-Americans and Muslim-Americans living in America. (More)