Day of Remembrance 2013
The 25th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988:
Our Struggle, Our Perseverance, Our Commitment
Saturday, February 16th from 2pm to 4pm
Japanese American National Museum
The annual Day of Remembrance commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the unconstitutional removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast and Hawai’i during World War II.
This year’s theme of “The Civil Liberties Act of 1988: Our Struggle, Our Perseverance, Our Commitment” will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the redress victory and explore not only what the bill accomplished and what it failed to do, but also the lessons learned and the legacy for the community.
The annual Day of Remembrance is a time to recall the past injustices suffered by the Issei and Nisei and to educate others, reminding all of us about the continued need to be vigilant against threats to our constitutional and civil rights. It has also become a tradition for many colleges to hold Day of Remembrances on their campuses.
emcees: Stephanie Nitahara, JACL PSW Regional Director & Soji Kashiwagi, Executive Producer of the Grateful Crane Ensemble.
Remembrance and In Memoriam with a Tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye
Musical Performance by George Abe
Panel on the Civil Liberties Act of 1988: Richard Katsuda, Mitch Maki, Rose Ochi (moderator: Bruce Embrey)
Pechakucha by the USC Nikkei Student Association
Call to Action: Anan Ameri, Executive Director of the Arab American National Museum
Light refreshments at reception following the program No reservations - limited seating
For more information: NCRR (213) 284-0336, JACL (213) 626-4471 2013