Bay Area Day or Remembrance Consortium 2017 presents
75th Anniversary of E. O. 9066
Carrying the Light for Justice
On Feb. 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was signed by Pres. Roosevelt and set into motion the mass exclusion, eviction, and incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry - two-thirds of them American-born citizens. In 1981, a congressional inquiry found there was no grounds for military necessity, rather war hysteria, race prejudice, and failure of political leadership resulted in this wrong. The US government has since formally apologized (Pres. Reagan) and issued restitution to the remaining concentration camp survivors in the 1990's. Since 1979, Day of Remembrance events present an educational and cultural commemoration to raise awareness to this historic injustice and to remind the American public to remain vigilant for similar violations, and to join w/ diverse communities to reaffirm our common belief in the principles of the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution.
Speaker: Don Tamaki, Coram Nobis Legal Team
Candlelighting Procession led by the Japanese American
AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres
$10 suggested donation. All are welcome!
Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium
Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucas, API