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American Peril - Imagining the Foreign Threat

  • Twelve Gates Arts 106 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Co-hosted by JACL Philadelphia & PAAFF

A series of 60+ original printed works connecting four distinct periods and the complex history of Anti-Asian racism in the United States - Chinese Exclusion Era in mid 1800’s, WWII Anti-Japanese Propaganda, the Auto Industry’s Japan Bashing in the 1970’s - 1980’s, and Post 9/11 Islamophobia in relationship to contemporary political rhetoric. By framing highly amplified contemporary issues such as Islamophobia as part of the larger historic trend, the show encourages viewers to consider historical precedents and their effects, and to think more critically about today’s (21st century) xenophobia. 

Works come from the Collections of Rob Buscher and Cathy Matos, and Jamal J. Elias

Later Event: November 2
Shovel + Sky