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

Thursday, June 6, 2013
11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Note: This performance takes place at the Warner Bros. Theater, Smithsonian – National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presents the National Constitution Center’s stirring, original theatrical performance Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? This 35-minute performance illuminates the real-life experiences of a diverse group of seven Americans who bravely fought for equality, freedom, and justice overseas and at home during the World War II era. Their compelling stories connect powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship, and civil rights in America. The performance is followed by a discussion with the audience and the artists.

The Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? performance is adapted from the Japanese American National Museum’s exhibition of the same name. The performance was created by the National Constitution Center in partnership with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum, and is funded in part by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.