Hold These Truths: The Gordon Hirabayashi Story

Sunday, December 3, 2023| 7pm - 9pm| Telus Centre, University of Alberta

14 November 2023

Sunday, December 3, 2023
7pm - 9pm

Telus Centre, University of Alberta
Room 134
11104 87 Avenue NW Edmonton
Held in conjunction with the international human rights convention, Ignite Change.

The evening will include video highlights from the original production of the play Hold These Truths, which was performed at the University of Alberta in May, 2022. The play is a dramatic account of former University of Alberta Sociology professor Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi, and the principled stand he took against racism during World War II. Playwright Jeanne Sakata, actor Kevin Takahide Lee, and director Melanie Dreyer-Lude will participate in a panel discussion following the screening to discuss some of the critical topics addressed in the play, including racism and human rights.

RSVP here: https://ejca.org/event-5446188

This is the continuation of a campus-community anti-racism project between the University of Alberta (Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research, Faculties of Arts and Education, Departments of Drama and Sociology, Timms' Innovation Fund, President’s Fund) and the Edmonton Japanese Community Association (EJCA).

Any donations will go to the Gordon Hirabayashi Graduate Scholarship in Sociology.

Special thanks to funding from the Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant (MIIG) Program, Government of Alberta; and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), Government of Canada.