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Empty Chair Performance and Film: October 17-18, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: October 13, 2014

This Friday and Saturday night at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau's Empty Chair Project continues its educational outreach.

For the Friday Evening at Egan presentation, 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 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.

Both events take place at the Egan Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Seating is limited so it is recommended that audience members show up early.


Steve McPhetres

Evening at Egan Performance

(360) 286 7811

Greg Chaney

The Empty Chair Project Film

(907) 321-3929