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“Hold These Truths” performed by Joel de la Fuente (San Francisco)

  • Futures Without Violence 100 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94129 (map)


A solo play inspired by the life of Gordon Hirabayashi

Join us for a special theater reading of the one-person play by Jeanne Sakata, performed by Joel de la Fuente of Amazon’s hit show The Man in the High Castle. The play tells the story of unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought passionately for the Constitution against an unexpected adversary: his own country. During World War II, he refused to report to a detention center, launching a 50-year journey from college to courtroom and eventually a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The performance is held in conjunction with Then They Came For Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, a special multimedia exhibit featuring imagery by noted photographers commissioned by the U.S. government's War Relocation Authority, including Dorthea Lange, Clem Alberts, along with photographers Ansel Adams, Toyo Miyatake and Paul Kitagaki, Jr. Open Wed-Sun, 10 am to 6 pm and is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP requested, suggested donation $10-$20 accepted at door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Earlier Event: February 9
SURJ SF Book Group (San Francisco)