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February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to order the evacuation of internment of Japanese Americans along the West Coast of the United States. Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and the Youth Advisory Council invite you to commemorate the occasion with us this weekend with these events, co-sponsored by our parent agency:

From Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans to the Muslim Ban

Friday, February 11 || 6:15 PM || 55 Columbus Ave, SF

On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of approximately 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in the U.S. during WWII, we remember its enduring legacy, and fight back against its modern day parallels. Join us for a screening of the documentary 9066-9/11: America’s Concentration Camps Then… and Now? followed by a panel discussion.

Don Tamaki, Partner at Minami Tamaki LLP, Member of Fred Korematsu’s coram nobis legal team
Imam Zaid Shakir, Muslim American scholar, Co-founder of Zaytuna College


Co-sponsors: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, API Legal Outreach, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), AABA – Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco JACL, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, National Japanese American Historical Society, Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans, Tule Lake Committee

Fragile Freedoms: Carrying the Light for Justice

Sun, February 19, 2017 || 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST || 1881 Post Street, SF 

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
Religious Federation
AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres

$10 suggested donation. All are welcome!

Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium
Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, API Legal Outreach

Hope to see you there!