Day of Remembrance 2017 @ JANM
No to Internment, No to Registry, No to Deportation!
For the 75th Commemoration of the signing of EO 9066, President Roosevelt's Executive Order authoring the removal and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, the Day of Remembrance Committee will hold an intercultural gathering in support of civil rights for everyone!
Today's political landscape has again normalized a climate of fear and prejudice; the experience of Japanese Americans serves as a stark reminder to stand together for civil rights so that history will never repeat itself. We must unite to uphold our civil rights!
Saturday, February 18 @ The Japanese American National Museum
Outdoor Rally: 3:30-4:00pm
Norman Mineta, former U.S. Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Mike Honda, former U.S. Congressman
Representatives from local Muslim, Native, Latinx and African American Communities
East LA Taiko
UCLA Kyodo Taiko
What is EO 9066?
On February 19, 1942, Frankin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living on the west coast. The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians concluded this action was based on wartime hysteria, racial prejudice and a failure of political leadership.
DOR 2017 Organizing Committee:
Go for Broke, JACL Pacific Southwest District, Japanese American National Museum, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Progressive Asian Network for Action, Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardens, United Teachers Los Angeles.
- February 18, 2017 at 2pm – 4pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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