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Community Day of Remembrance

Saturday, February 16, 2013
2:00 PM
Pay-what-you-can! 2013 Day of Remembrance will mark the 71st Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the unlawful forced removal, and unconstitutional mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

The 2013 Day of Remembrance will explore the theme, "The 25th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988: Our Struggle, Our Perseverance, Our Commitment" will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the redress victory and explore not only what the bill accomplished and what it failed to do, but also the lessons learned and the legacy for the community.

The annual Day of Remembrance is a time to recall the past injustices suffered by the Issei and Nisei and to educate others, reminding all of us about the continued need to be vigilant against threats to our constitutional and civil rights.

-Remembrance and In Memoriam with a tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye
-Musical performance by George Abe
-Panel on the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 with Richard Katsuda, Mitch Maki, and Rose Ochi (moderated by Bruce Embrey)
-Presentation by the USC Nikkei Association

Light refreshments at reception following the program. Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Co-presented with the JACL Pacific Southwest District, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, the Japanese American National Museum, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Manzanar Committee.



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