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The Color of Citizenship: Tracing the Legacies of Japanese Internment from WWII to Stop & Frisk – Part Two

The Color of Citizenship: Tracing the Legacies of Japanese Internment from WWII to Stop & Frisk – Part Two

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The mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II is a powerful but often occluded illustration of the fragility of US citizenship and civil liberties. As such, this event demands frequent reexamination in relation to ongoing conversations regarding post-9/11 special registration, detention, and deportation, as well as long-standing formal and informal practices of profiling and surveillance of communities of color.

Part two of this daylong conference presents a three-part program examined artists who deploy this history as relevant to their artistic and political practices in the present.