Join MIRA Friday, September 23, for a special fundraising showing of “Inalienable Rights: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11.”
“Pearl Harbor and 9/11 – Sixty years apart, these are two of the largest attacks on American soil, creating the two greatest national emergencies in our history. After Pearl Harbor, 70,000 born citizens of the United States of Japanese descent were rounded up and put in Internment Camps. After 9/11 Arab and other Middle Eastern Americans who were citizens of this country, were racially profiled and too often became “persons of interest” whose rights were seriously curtailed.
This play explores the meaning of citizenship; how far we are willing to limit the rights of United States Citizens in times of national emergency; and how fear can prejudice everyone against people who look like ‘the other.’”
Tickets for this event are $40 and proceeds benefit MIRA’s work to make Missouri a more welcoming and respectful place for everyone.