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Home Go For Broke ‘Defining Courage Exhibition’ Opened To The Public May 28th

Go For Broke ‘Defining Courage Exhibition’ Opened To The Public May 28th

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Go For Broke National Education Center launched it’s  groundbreaking Defining Courage Exhibition on Saturday, May 28th with a FREE community festival from 11:30am – 5:00pm in the Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles. The festival featured live performances food, a film program and free admission to the exhibition.  

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WWII ended 70 years ago, but we are still facing some of the same issues regarding the rights of citizens, what it means to be an American and most importantly  who is an American.  Issues of Religion, Race & Ethnicity are at the forefront of political discussion.  Underlying this all is the idea of ‘what does an American look like’.  Go For Broke reminds us that we are all Americans, and puts visitors in the shoes of the Japanese Americans, as they were sent to incarceration camps, called to serve in the military (even though they were viewed as the enemy), and in many ways prove that they deserved to be in the country they were either born in or immigrated to.

Bill Saki Chairman of The Board of Directors/Go For Broke
Bill Saki
Chairman of The Board of Directors/Go For Broke

The Defining Courage exhibition documents the Japanese American World War II experience beginning with Pearl Harbor and draws parallels to our contemporary times.  To learn more,please visit www.GoForBroke.org.
Located in the former Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, GFBNEC has a mission to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.  This story of courage in the face of discrimination, of equality and the rights of citizenship is inextricably linked to its facilities, the former Temple.

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