A discussion on July 20, “Being a Courageous Citizen” was met with an engaged audience and dynamic discussion regarding Gordon Hirabayshi and the history of exclusion.
The evening complimented what the audience will see in “Hold These Truths” at the ACT Theatre as the discussion touched on Gordon’s resistance and his motives for doing so, and the basis for the coram nobis cases. The event highlighted the courageous citizenship of the team of lawyers for Gordon Hirabayshi’s case, and what they learned from him about being a courageous citizen.
The evening conversation about courageous citizenship was summarized with a closing remark from Lorraine Bannai “This type of case doesn’t come around every 60 years; there are always social justice cases to be fought today. It just takes a “yes” [from you].” (end)