Day of Remembrance Events


On February 19, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed EO 9066. The Day of Remembrance is commemorated around the country around this date.

Date Event
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2/12/05 DOR Symposium: "Forging Links to Resist Racism & Discrimination: Lessons from the JA Internment and Latino Immigration in the New World Order"

--Panel Discussion: Common Interests & Roadblocks for JA and Latino Community Members (including former internees)
--Panel Discussion: Authorities on JA and Latino Studies Discuss History, Culture & Challenges Facing Both Groups (including Natsu Saito and Peggy Nagae)

10 a.m.
Eugene, Oregon
Alice Endo Aikens at or Keith Aoki at
2/13/05 "Through the Voices of Women, Question 27 and Question 28" event
with excerpts from documentary theatre piece by Chay Yew

Chicago, IL
Bill Yoshino at
2/15/05 "DOR" Event
with speaker AAS instructor Brian Komei Dempster & "Children of the
Camps" video screening.

San Francisco, CA

7-9 p.m.
Hayes-Healy Hall, University of San Francisco on Golden Gate Ave/
Masonic Ave.

Evelyn Ho at
2/17/05 "WWII Internment of JAs & its Relevance to Defense of Civil Liberties Today"
with with Dr. Peter Irons, Dr. Alice Yang-Murray & Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Esq.

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Cupertino, CA

Tom Izu/De Anza College at
2/17/05 "A Night of Music Celebrating San Francisco's Asian American Life!"
(pre-DOR event)

with with Francis Wong, Melody Takata and Jimmy Biala.

San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Center

"DOR" event
with video screening of "Day of Independence" and "Stand Up For
Justice" with filmmakers

7-10 p.m.
Santa Cruz, CA
Campus 9 Multipurpose Room, UC Santa Cruz

Margaret Cheney at
2/18/05 "JAs and the US Constitution" Photo Exhibit & Program
Denver, CO

Mariagnes Medrud at

"DOR" event: Panel discussion with interviewees of the Giri Oral History Project (UPDATE: Change of venue & time)
moderated by Gaye LeBaron

Activities and events about the experiences of JAs in Sonoma County are scheduled Feb. 11 to March 20.

Sebastopol, CA

"DOR" & San Mateo JACL board installation & lunch

San Mateo County History Museum, 777 Hamilton St.
Historian Michael Svanevik as keynote, Florence Hongo & AA
Curriculum Project as living treasure recipient, $20


Redwood City, CA

2/19/05 "DOR: Challenge to the Courts" event
with Prof. Jerry Kang and Prof.
Mari Matsuda
sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute

Washington, DC
Noriko Sanefujiat
2/19/05 "DOR" (issues of patriotism & loyalty, dissent & protest) event
Los Angeles, CA
Kay Ochi at
2/19/05 "Time of Remembrance" event & the screening of "From A Silk Cocoon"
Renunciants panel "Citizenship and Protest" and Interactive Internment Camp Experience

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sacramento, CA

Calif. State History Museum
2/19/05 "From A Silk Cocoon" screening with Emcee Lawson Inada and shakuhachi performance by Masayuki Koga & reception

6:00 p.m.
Sacramento, CA

Kimi Ina at
2/20/05 "Carrying the Light for Justice! Across Generations, Beyond Borders"
with keynote speaker Rep. Mike Honda, videos "DOR-A Post 9/11
Epilogue" & "Stolen Lives" trailer, performances by Susumu Saiki, Gen Taiko, rima Chaudry, Shailja Patel, David Iwataki & Project J Justice

San Francisco, CA
Julie Hatta at

2/20/05 "DOR" luncheon & program
with former internees

Cleveland Heights, OH

Karen Sodini at or 440-238-3416

Hazel Asamoto at or 216-921-2976

2/20/05 "Democracy & Dissent"
with speakers, performances and candlelight procession and reception

5:30 p.m.
San Jose, CA
Fran at or 408-730-9974
2/21/05 "Remembering the Past to Change the Future" event
with Yuri Kochiyama and Saleem Ahmed

2:00-4:00 pm.
Honolulu, HI

Marcia Sakamoto-Wong at 808-833-4930
2/27/05 "DOR: Hidden Internment: Then & Now"
screening of "Hidden Internment" video with filmmakers Casey Peek &
Irum Shiek, and Grace Shimizu

Danforth Hall, Mills College, Oakland

7 p.m.
Oakland, CA

Vivian Chin at or
2/27/05 2005 Day of Remembrance Observance
with Mas Hashimoto presenting "The JA Experience: The Internment"

1:30 p.m.
Salinas, CA

Mas Hashimoto at

Please contact NJAHS at 415-921-5007 or for more information.


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