When: Sunday, January 9, 2022 @ 1:oo p.m.
Speaker: Robert Shoji and Steve Nagano
GONE (2019) (6 mins.) Directed by Robert Shoji
We often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s GONE. This film looks at present day Little Tokyo and the changes taking place. The question: Will we stand by until Little Tokyo is GONE, or will we stand up and fight for the future of our community?
PUTTING THEM WHERE THEY COULD DO NO HARM (2021) (8 mins.)
Directed by Steve Nagano
Fletcher Bowron, former Mayor of Los Angeles, used his weekly radio show to indict Japanese people during World War II. His amazingly racist rhetoric was spewed over Los Angeles’s airwaves, fueling the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry. Now is the time to remove his name from the square that honors him.
Meeting follows the program.