Kanji Sahara knows what it feels like when an entire community is vilified and targeted.
The 83-year-old Torrance man was only 8 when he boarded a train with his family in 1942, and took a three-day trip to an Japanese internment camp in Jerome, Ark. They would live there for three years, surrounded by barbed wire and guard towers.
"It made us feel subservient," he said. "It didn't matter how long you lived here. You were still a second-class citizenship."
On Sunday, Oct. 15, Sahara will speak at a #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally spearheaded by the Anaheim-based Council on American-Islamic Relations' Los Angeles Chapter and other groups to protest the Trump administration's travel ban, the newest version of which will go into effect Oct. 18, and the federal government's immigration policies.