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New England DOR

By March 10, 2017April 10th, 2017No Comments

A crowd of approximately 200 filled the MIT Bartos Theater on Feb. 25 to join New England JACL and its co-sponsors in marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066.

Panelists, from left, included Paul Watanabe, Gautam Mukunda, Shannon Al-Wakeel, Barbara Dougan, Nadeem Mazen, Hoda Elsharkawi and Ken Oye.

JACL members participating in the Day of Remembrance program were Moderator Ken Oye, chapter co-president and MIT political science professor, and Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston.

Additional panelists included Shannon Al-Wakeel, executive director of the Muslim Justice League and board member of the Massachusetts ACLU; Barbara J. Dougan, civil rights director for the Council on American Islamic Relations; Hoda Elsharkawi, MIT Muslim chaplain; Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Council; and Gautam Mukunda, assistant professor at Harvard Business School.

Joining NE JACL in sponsoring this year’s event were the Asian American Journalists Assn.’s New England chapter; Asian American Resource Workshop; Council on American Islamic Relations-MA; Institute for Asian American Studies, UMass Boston; MIT Center for International Studies; MIT Department of Political Science; and the Muslim Justice League.