Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi

Dawn's Light   Ryun Yu

January 13 - January 15, 2011

A Midwest Premiere

Written by Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky

Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage, Millennium Park, Chicago

Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi by Jeanne Sakata chronicles the true story of one Japanese American’s enduring fight for his constitutional rights. 

Gordon Hirabayashi was a happy-go-lucky twenty-four-year-old college student living in Seattle when Pearl Harbor was attacked in late 1941. The government’s decision to remove and imprison all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast – including American citizens without due process of law – turned Gordon, a Quaker, into a crusader. 

Dawn’s Light faithfully documents Gordon’s historic decision to heed his conscience and pursue his faith in the protections of the Constitution all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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