Oct. 17-18 is Empty Chair Project weekend on the Juneau campus.
For the Friday Evening at Egan presentation Oct. 17, Seattle-based arts group Living Voices presents “Within the Silence”, the story of Juneau teenager John Tanaka’s internment experience. Those who remember Juneau's City Cafe remember the unjust treatment the owners endured with their internment during World War II. This dynamic and inspirational performance integrates archival film to turn history into a moving, personal journey. Living Voices is known for their historical presentations throughout the U.S. Saturday night Oct. 18 is a special screening of The Empty Chair produced by Juneau filmmaker Greg Chaney. The Empty Chair is the story of how the Juneau community stood in quiet defiance against the immoral internment of American citizens. John’s sister Rosemary Tanaka will attend. Seating is limited for both events.