Beyond Barbed Wire – Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Beyond Barbed Wire – Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


It’s more important than ever to honor the many incredible contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to U.S. history.  Join us for a Zoom screening of the film Beyond Barbed Wire.  A facilitated dialogue will follow the screening.

This exceptional documentary outlines the World War II battlefield accomplishments of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, featuring stories recounted by Japanese Americans who fought in these segregated units to prove their loyalty to their country. The ironies are not lost as the revelations unfold. As their civil liberties and rights were being stripped away and their families imprisoned in internment camps in the U.S., they faced further prejudice from the upper ranks of the military, in the trenches of Europe and in the Pacific theater. Personal accounts begin with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, continue through Italy and France, building to the rescue of the Texas “Lost Battalion” in northern France. Also included are the recollections of the little known MIS (Military Intelligence Service) linguists who served in the Pacific interrogating POWs, intercepting radio messages and translating documents.

AAPI Heritage Month

For more information about the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team click here and here and here.

Zoom film screening is free and open to the public.  Donations greatly needed.  To donate click here

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Event Type: Virtual
Date: May 15, 2024
Time : 6:30 PM Central Time to 8:30 PM Central Time
Duration: 1 Day
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