Los Angeles Day of Remembrance To Feature Community Speakers and Cultural Performances

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LOS ANGELES — The 2017 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

The Day of Remembrance is held annually to commemorate President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which resulted in the unjust incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents in American concentration camps and other confinement sites during World War II.

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Los Angeles Day of Remembrance 2017: Unite To Uphold Our Civil Rights

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Day of Remembrance 2017, a multimedia, multicultural program supporting civil rights for everyone, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

The Day of Remembrance is held annually to commemorate President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which resulted in the unjust incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents in American concentration camps and other confinement sites during World War II.

“The experience of the Japanese American community serves as a stark reminder to our country to protect civil rights for all and stand against bigotry so that what happened to our community will never happen again to anyone, anywhere,” said Richard Katsuda of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR).

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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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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