2/5 — “Stand Up for Justice” at Little Tokyo Library

Feb. 5 — The Little Tokyo Branch Library, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) and Visual Communications will present a screening of “Stand Up for Justice,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Little Tokyo Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St. “Stand Up for Justice” is a 30-minute film based on the true story of Ralph Lazo, a 17 year old student at Belmont. Many of you know about Ralph, the 17-year-old Belmont High School student who made the unusual and courageous decision to join his Japanese Americans friends at the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II because he believed the incarceration was wrong. For this, his friends remember Ralph Lazo as the “cheerleader” who kept up their spirits and the Japanese American community continues to honor him today.

Ralph Lazo