Event: "Fighting for Democracy: Who is the 'We' in 'We the People?" | June 6

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Warner Bros. Theater National Museum of American History

14th St. & Constitution Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20560

Performance Times: 11:00 am 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:30 pm

Closest Metro: Federal Triangle. The events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. http://apanews.si.edu/2013/05/10/fighting-for-democracy/ 

Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”

Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”

The National Museum of American History has an upcoming performance on June 6 entitled "Fighting for Democracy: Who is the 'We' in 'We the People?" This fast-moving 35-minute play highlights the real-life stories of seven American veterans during the WWII era. The seven individuals highlighted include a Chinese American Woman's Air Force Service Pilot, a Navajo code talker, a Filipino American infantryman, a Japanese American internee, a Jewish American nurse, a Tuskegee Airman, and a Mexican American medic.

The three-actor performance will take place four times throughout the day. “Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? traces the real-life stories of seven young men and women whose lives were forever changed by the events of World War II. Denied their fundamental rights, each of them, in his or her own way, chose to fight for equality, freedom, and justice overseas and at home. Their compelling stories connect powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship and civil rights in America.

Sameen A. Piracha is the Development Specialist of Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Please contact him directly if you have any questions. (P)202.633.2697 (F)202.633.2699 Email: PirachaSA@si.edu