GARDENA, CA — The Bridge – JCI Heritage Center will host a Day of Remembrance commemorative program on February 26, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (JCI) in Gardena, California, in honor of this year being the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, that authorized the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans into American concentration camps during World War II.
Featured in the program are Dr. Donald Hata, Emeritus Professor of History at California State University, Dominguez Hills, who was incarcerated at the Gila River concentration camp in Arizona.
Also featured is artist Hatsuko Mary Higuchi, who was incarcerated at the Poston concentration camp. Her art work will also be on display.
For more information, click on the image to the right to download a printable flyer. You can also contact the Gardena Valley JCI at (310) 324-6611, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Gardena Japanese Cultural Institute: 1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena, California, 90247-3650 (via Google Maps):
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