WHAT: PSU Friends of History invites the public to observe Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month with the free screening of the 2006 award-winning documentary "Citizen Tanouye."
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor launched America into World War II, Torrance High School graduate Ted Tanouye left to serve his country as a member of the famous "Go For Broke" 442nd Regimental Combat Team. In Italy, he gave his life in battle, even as his family and countless other Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were relocated to inland "internment camps."
Fast forward to the present, as eight ethincally diverse high school students from Torrance, California learn how to conduct historical reaearch with primary sources on "Citizen Tanouye". and work to get him the recognition Tanouye deserved for his valor and ultimate sacrifice. The documentary follows the students as they visit archives, newspaper morgues, museums, and interview World War II veterans to gain a perspective into the past and not-so-pleasant history of a country where native-born Americans were once denied their basic rights while fighting for the freedom of the world.
WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.
WHERE: 494 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway
INFO: Call K.C. Piccard-Krone at the FOH office at (503)725-5473