2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance – In Photos

Members and friends of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress posed for a group photo following
the 2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance program on Saturday, February 17, 2018,
at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — The 2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance program was held on February 17, 2018, at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

The packed house heard from speakers including the Honorable Al Muratsuchi, California State Assembly (66th District), and Alan Nishio of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR), who keynoted the program.

The event was co-sponsored by the Go for Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Citizens League/Pacific Southwest District, JANM, Manzanar Committee, NCRR, Nikkei Progressives, Organization of Chinese Americans/Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action/PANA.

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Los Angeles Day of Remembrance 2015: E.O. 9066 and the [In]Justice System Today

LOS ANGELES — The 2015 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance (DOR) program will be held on Saturday, February 21, at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

The DOR continues to be dedicated to commemorating the impact of E.O. 9066 on the Issei, Nisei and subsequent generations of Japanese Americans. It also seeks to demonstrate how the government’s World War II violations of civil liberties and human rights toward one ethnic group- based solely on race, relates to today’s political and social milieu.

The 2015 program’s theme, E.O. 9066 and the [In]Justice System Today, was inspired by both the traditional commemorative nature of the DOR and the current critical issues of how the United States justice system continues to harm communities of color with unaccountable police violence, profiling and mass incarceration.

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2012 Day of Remembrance In Los Angeles: 70 Years After E.O. 9066: Defending Our Civil Liberties – February 18, 2012

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click on the image above.

The following is a press release from Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, the Pacific Southwest District of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Manzanar Committee.


LOS ANGELES — The 2012 Day of Remembrance (DOR), 70 Years After E.O. 9066: Defending Our Civil Liberties, will include a special salute to the late Gordon Hirabayashi, who resisted the U.S. Government’s unfair curfew and forced exclusion of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II, as part of the community program set for Saturday, February 18, at 2:00 PM. at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). The program, which is organized by Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR), the Pacific Southwest District of the Japanese American Citizens League (PSW-JACL), the Manzanar Committee and JANM, is free, but the Museum is asking attendees to “pay what you can” to help defray logistics costs. Read more of this post

Los Angeles’ 2010 Day of Remembrance Scheduled For February 20

The following is a press release from the National Coalition for Civil Rights and Redress. Original story: DOR Press Release, Jan. 10. 2010.


Poster Art For 2010 Day of Remembrance
in Los Angeles by David Monkawa.
Photo: NCRR

Korematsu v. United States is the theme of the 2010 Day of Remembrance in Little Tokyo on Saturday, February 20 at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), 100 East Central Avenue, Los Angeles. The annual community program commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942 and the subsequent incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II based on the government’s claim of military necessity.

During 1942, Fred Korematsu, a U.S. citizen, disobeyed the government’s order to evacuate and stayed in San Leandro, California. He was arrested and sent to camp. With the help of attorneys Ernest Besig and Wayne Collins of the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union, Korematsu challenged the government’s actions and took his case to the Supreme Court.

In 1944, the Court held that the evacuation and internment of Japanese Americans was justified by national security. In the 1980’s Korematsu challenged the court’s earlier decision through a writ of coram nobis. U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Patel vacated Korematsu’s wartime conviction based on the government’s omission of relevant information during the 1944 case. Read more of this post