Japanese American communities throughout the United States have scheduled events commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066. Here are the events planned for San Francisco and Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Is It 1942 Again? Overcoming Our Fears and Upholding Constitutional Rights for All
Our history reminds us how fear and prejudice can threaten the civil liberties of all people. Recently, Muslim Americans and refugees seeking to enter the U.S. have faced a backlash following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. This year’s program will explore parallels between the experiences of those groups and that of Japanese Americans during World War II. Light reception to follow.
JANM is proud to present the 2016 Los Angeles Community Day of Remembrance in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, and the Manzanar Committee.
WHERE: Japanese American National Musem,100 N Central Ave. Los Angeles
WASHINGTON, D.C., PHILADELPHIA, SEATTLE, SAN DIEGO
Other Day of Remembrance events throughout the nation can be found here.
(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)
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