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
PLEASE RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/2kfe3AI
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
$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!