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A Roundtable Discussion on Reparations and Allyship

In Honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month 2023, JACL is partnered with director, Kiyoka Rhodes, to hold a panel discussion on Black and Japanese American allyship relating to the reparations movement. The motivation behind this discussion comes from the themes expressed in Desolate Dreams, which seeks to highlight the complexities of race relations and allyship in the face of injustice.

Day of Remembrance 2023

Watch this 20 minute conversation with the director (Kiyoka “Kex” Rhodes) and some of the cast members (Brent Yoshida and Deon Tillman) observe the Day of Remembrance and Black History Month. The discussion centers around the Japanese American incarceration and Black & Asian allyship: