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2020 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance—Democracy in Crisis: 1942 and 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

If you missed the program, you can watch it online on JANM’s YouTube channel.



Day of Remembrance commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. Executive Order 9066 authorized the military to remove and incarcerate persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps. The theme for this year’s Day of Remembrance event is Democracy in Crisis: 1942 and 2020, exploring how democracy has been tested in both the past and present in the US.

Dr. Satsuki Ina, writer, activist, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Tsuru for Solidarity, will share about her work on the long-term impact of collective and historic trauma and of mobilizing to protest current policies that echo and reverberate the racism and hate so resonant of the historical Japanese American incarceration.

Admission to this event and the museum are both pay-what-you-wish on this day. RSVPs are strongly encouraged using the link below.

Please be aware that due to high attendance for this program, doors will open at 1:15 p.m. Those who have made reservations in advance will be given priority entry and seating until 1:45 p.m. when all extra spaces will be released. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Seating is not guaranteed. Overflow seating with a livestream of the program will be available for guests until capacity is reached. For those without RSVPs, there will be a stand-by line.

Presented in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District, Kizuna, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress, Nikkei Progressives, Organization of Chinese Americans–Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action.


In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall



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