Day of Remembrance (DOR) commemorates the World War II incarceration of over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry.  In major cities nationwide, Day of Remembrance is observed annually on or near February 19th, the date in 1942 when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the incarceration.

Today, the Trump administration’s policies and executive orders targeting broad communities are a reminder that we must remain vigilant and continually defend our civil and human rights.  We stand united with other communities against xenophobia, racism and hate.

Day of Remembrance events aim to bring diverse communities together in order to build trust, respect and understanding among all people and to renew our pledge to fight for equality, justice, and peace.  Please join us at one of this year’s events.

No Barbed Wire, No Wall – Carrying the Light for Justice
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
AMC Kabuki 8 Cinemas
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

Grace Shimizu will provide a Campaign for Justice (CFJ) update, while Stephanie and Jaden Mizuhara from CFJ will be candle lighters for the Department of Justice camps.  The keynote speaker is Sameena Usman, the Government Relations Coordinator for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Speak Out For Justice
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 5:30pm
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA

Bekki Shibayama from CFJ, Lawson Sakai (442 veteran and Congressional Gold Medal recipient), Athar Siddiqee (Board of Directors President of the South Bay Islamic Association) and Richard Konda (Executive Director of Asian Law Alliance) will be speakers.  A candlelight procession through Japantown will be followed by a joint performance by San Jose Taiko and Aswat Ensemble.

For DOR programs in other cities, the ‘Hidden Internment’ documentary and Campaign for Justice handout materials are available.  Please contact CFJ.