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2.17.2020

Calfornia to Officially Apologize for Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II

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Calfornia to Offically Apologize for Incarceration of Japanese Americans
Almost 80 years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the incarceration of 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans during World War II, the state of California will formally apologize to Japanese Americans for its role in the internment. On Thursday, the California Assembly is expected to approve a new bill, HR-77, which officially apologizes for supporting the "unjust exclusion, removal, and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, and for its failure to support and defend the civil rights and civil liberties of Japanese Americans during this period."

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Hundreds Gather To Support Boston's Chinatown Amid Coronavirus Fears
On Saturday, nearly 400 people gathered for a community-organized "dim sum brunch" at the China Pearl restaurant in Boston's Chinatown in an effort to allay fears about the coronavirus.

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NYC Taxis Are Avoiding Chinese Passengers Over Coronavirus Fears
In New York City, cabbies and ride-share drivers are reportedly discriminating against customers over fears of the Coronavirus, refusing Chinese passengers and avoiding driving to Chinese areas of the cities.

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Rest in Peace, Kellye Nakahara Wallett
Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on 11 seasons of the classic series M-A-S-H, died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. She was 72.

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2020 Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Heads up, Seattle cinephiles. The 2020 Seattle Asian American Film Festival is going down this week, February 20 to 23. Showcasing feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, SAAFF is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the city’s Asian American community. For more info, go here.