What is Day of Remembrance?

CFJ Petition to President Biden

Video – JLA Redress Update

CFJ at DOR 2021 Events

Information about DOR Events in the U.S.

What is Day of Remembrance?

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.

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.

CFJ Petition to President Biden

JOIN US:  Please take action to urge that President Biden and his Administration comply with international law and secure reparations for WWII human rights violations against Japanese Latin Americans.

Link to CFJ Petition on Change.org

Video – JLA Redress Update

Link to JLA Redress Update Video

CFJ at DOR 2021 Events – All times PST

* Feb. 12, noon-1pm, San Francisco/Bay Area, CA
DOR Interfaith Vigil: “Reparations As a Spiritual Practice: Lessons from the Japanese American Experience”
Speakers: Jeff Matsuoka, Coke Tani, Rev. Grace Suzuki, Chizu Omori, Julie Yumi Hatta, Margo Okazawa-Rey
Zoom: bit.ly/FebVigil
FBLive: @im4humanintegrity

* Feb. 13, 2pm, Los Angeles, CA
“Uniting with Other Communities to Keep Democracy Alive”  
Speakers: Mario Perez, Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks, Mariko Fujimoto Rooks

* Feb. 14, 3-4:30pm, San Jose, CA
“Confronting Race in America: Unifying Our Communities”
Speakers: Rev. Jethroe Moore II, Tomio Hayase-Izu, Alice Hikido, Bekki Shibayama and Grace Shimizu, Athar Siddiqee

* Feb. 18, 9:30-10:45am, San Francisco, CA
SF State University DOR
Speakers: Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, Miho Kim, Dr. Tomomi Kinukawa, Prof. Abdul Adonis Pitre, Saliem Shehadeh, Grace Shimizu, Miya Sommers, Rev. Michael Yoshii

* Feb. 18, 6-7pm, San Francisco, CA
“They Called Us the Enemy” presentation by illustrator Harmony Becker of her graphic memoir of actor George Takei’s childhood experiences in camp
Register online: http://bit.ly/calledusenemybook

* Feb. 19, 3-4pm, Pomona, CA
“BLM and JLA: Redress Campaigns Continue!”
Speaker: Phil Tajitsu Nash
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blm-and-jla-redress-campaigns-continue-tickets-141758091267

* Feb. 19, 6-7:30pm, San Francisco, CA
“Abolition! Reparations! Carrying the Light For Justice”
Speakers: Rev. Arnold Townsend, MCs Dianne Fukami and Hillary Nakano, Clifford I. Uyeda Peace & Humanitarian Awardee: Campaign For Justice accepted by Bekki Shibayama,
Virtual Candle-lighting Ceremony, including Libia Maoki Yamamoto for Crystal City Camp
To register: https://www.njahs.org/dor2021

* Feb. 19, 6:30pm, Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley DOR
Speakers: UC Berkeley Muslim Student Association and Nikkei Resisters
Zoom: bit.ly/NSUBerk2020

* Feb. 22, 2-3:30pm, College Park, MD
University of Maryland “DOR: Black Lives Matter & Japanese Latin Americans”
Panelists: Dr. Jerome Reide, Grace Shimizu, Aniya Butler, Law-rel Butler, Phil Tajitsu Nash
To register: go.umd.edu/dor