San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us for the first East Bay "Valor With Honor" Documentary Film Screening on the Japanese American 442nd RCT
Sunday July 27th, 2014
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607
FREE Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
DVDs will be sold at the event.
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The 442nd was a segregated US Army unit composed of Japanese Americans led by white officers. This small unit of 3,500 men in the field was awarded the most decorations for its size and length of service in the history of the US Army:
- 21 Medals of Honor
- over 500 Silver Stars
- over 9,000 Purple Hearts
The film has over 20 Nisei veterans telling their personal stories of serving in WW2 and the bittersweet return home to America.
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center is conveniently located in Chinatown in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza (near Peony Restaurant).
It is 2 blocks from the 12th Street / City Center BART Station, there is free street parking on Sundays, plus a $2/hour parking lot below.
OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice. http://oacc.cc/