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The Heart Mountain Draft Resisters: A Trial Reenactment
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Judge Denny Chin, Asian American Bar Association of New York
Sat, May 16th, 2015 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $32)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

The internment of Japanese-American citizens during the Second World War will forever remain a painful chapter our nation’s history. When the U.S. government began drafting interned citizens for military service in 1944, a group of men confined at Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Relocation Center protested their loss of freedom through a mass draft evasion. Experts lead a trial reenactment of the legal proceedings that followed and share the draft resisters’ story through narration, discussion, and historic photographs.

Trial Reenactment Cast includes:
Denny Chin is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the former President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a nonprofit corporation that represents the interests of New York Asian-American legal professionals and law students. They seek to improve the study and practice of law, and the fair administration of justice for all by ensuring the meaningful participation of Asian-Americans in the legal profession.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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