The annual San Jose Day of Remembrance brings different communities together in order to build trust, respect, and understanding among all people and to renew the pledge to fight for equality, justice, and peace.
The event commemorates the signing of the Executive Order 9066, which led to what is known as the Japanese Internment, and recognizes the anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
2016 San Jose Day of Remembrance
Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
The 2016 Day of Remembrance theme – Wartime Hysteria – warns against the rise of wartime hysteria, as well as racial and religious discrimination, in today’s politically volatile, emotionally-charged environment as the nation confronts the issues of war, refugees, and terrorism.
- Jimi Yamaichi, featured speaker, is a prominent leader in the San Jose Japantown community, who will recount his memories of being processed at the gymnasium and forcibly uprooted from his home during those traumatic days of 1942.
- Mike Honda, U.S. Congressman representing the 17th Congressional District of California. He has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for over twelve years. In Congress, Rep. Honda is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Co-chair of the Democratic Caucus’ New Media Working Group, and House Democratic Senior Whip.
- Aggie Idemoto, Japanese American Museum of San Jose president and SJSU alumnus
- Ann Muto, local poet
- Zahar Billoo, CAIR-SFBA Executive Director
The program also includes a performance from internationally acclaimed San Jose Taiko, a candle-lighting ceremony and remembrance, and the traditional candlelight procession through historic Japantown.
Photo courtesy of Andy Frazer.
The post 36th Annual Day of Remembrance & Taiko Show | San Jose appeared first on FunCheapSF.com.
This post first appeared on Free & Cheap Events & Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area | Funcheap, please read the originial post: here