Global Fridays: Grateful Crane Ensemble (musical theatre)

The Grateful Crane Ensemble is a non-profit theatre company dedicated to honoring its Japanese American elders by telling their stories and singing their favorite songs. In its musical revue, The Camp Dance: The Music & The Memories, Grateful Crane will go back to the high school dance days of young Japanese Americans held behind barbed wire fences in internment camps during WWII.

Prior to the show at 6 p.m. will be a town hall titled Executive Orders: Japanese Internment & the Muslim Ban, featuring leaders from the Japanese, Arab and Muslim American communities.

In partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, ACLU, CAIR, MuslimARC, ACCESS’ Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, the Wayne State Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and its Detroit Equity Action Lab.