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Feb 28 2019

Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story

February 28, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

Based on the true story of Ralph Lazo, a 16 year-old Mexican/Irish-American, who chose to go to the Japanese-American incarceration camps during World War II, as an act of solidarity. Lazo left his family behind and voluntarily traveled to the Manzanar camp to provide moral support to his friends’ struggles. He spent three years living there until he was eventually drafted by the U.S. Army.

As we honor this Day of Remembrance, we reflect on the signing of Executive Order 9066 by Franklin D. Roosevelt that called for the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII. We invite our campus community to explore solidarity building by actively participating in a facilitated discussion by Rebecca J. Ozaki, graduate assistant, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center and grad student at Jane Addams College of Social Work.  

Approx. 30 min

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Where: LCC - Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

[PDF] Poster

For more info, please call 312-996-3095.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning and ASL Interpretation services can be available by contacting the number above 5 business days before program.



Edith Tovar

Date posted

Feb 21, 2019

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020