DOR Panel/Workshop in Sonoma County


This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942. It resulted in the incarceration of some 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent, of whom two-thirds were American citizens. The executive orders issued by President Trump in the name of national security have raised concerns that Muslims, Latinos and others could suffer a similar fate.

The panelists:

Gaye LeBaron (moderator), Press Democrat columnist, historian

Marie Sugiyama, co-president of Sonoma County JACL, former camp incarceree

Charles Bonner, civil rights attorney, 1965 Selma to Montgomery March participant