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Saturday, February 17, 2007
2:00 PM

Day of Remembrance: "Military Necessity" to "National Security" ... The Use of Executive Power from WWII to Iraq

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FREE ADMISSION

The Day of Remembrance is held each year to commemorate President Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. Roosevelt proclaimed "military necessity" and set into motion the removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans with little or no challenge from congress or the nation.

The program for Day of Remembrance 2007 examines the use of Executive Power from both a historical and present-day perspective and explores the ways in which challenges to this presidential authority have been enacted. This year's program will serve as a catalyst for all Americans to evaluate governmental authority and ensure that elected officials adopt policies that uphold the constitution. Panelists will discuss the role of other branches of the federal government and the importance of activism in safeguarding civil liberties for all.

Participants include: Helga Aguayo, wife of Agustin Aguayo, the first U.S. soldier stationed in Germany to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq; Laila Al Marayati, spokesperson for Muslim Women's League; Honorable Xavier Becerra, Congressman of the 31st District of California and Assistant to the Speaker of the House; Lane Hirabayashi, George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of the Japanese American Internment, Redress, and Community, UCLA; Tadashi Nakamura, Filmmaker, Pilgrimage (2006); Cedrick Shimo, Private, 1800th Engineering Batallion (WWII).

For reservations, please call 213.625.0414.

Sunday, December 3, 2006
2:00 PM

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar

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Award-winning Cornerstone Theater Company actors Page Leong and Leslie Ishii perform an adaptation of the landmark 1972 memoir. The piece captures the novel's finely crafted prose and elegant imagery and offers a child's-eye view of the 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans robbed of their civil rights and incarcerated for the length of World War II in government prison camps.

Tickets $10 National Museum members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended. For tickets call 213.625.0414.

Sponsored, in part, by East-West Eye Institute, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the exhibition Ansel Adams at Manzanar
Saturday, December 2, 2006
7:00 PM

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar

events/2006-11-16_farewelltomanzanar.jpg

Award-winning Cornerstone Theater Company actors Page Leong and Leslie Ishii perform an adaptation of the landmark 1972 memoir. The piece captures the novel's finely crafted prose and elegant imagery and offers a child's-eye view of the 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans robbed of their civil rights and incarcerated for the length of World War II in government prison camps.

Tickets $10 National Museum members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended. For tickets call 213.625.0414.

Sponsored, in part, by East-West Eye Institute, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the exhibition Ansel Adams at Manzanar
Friday, December 1, 2006
7:00 PM

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar

events/2006-11-16_farewelltomanzanar.jpg

Award-winning Cornerstone Theater Company actors Page Leong and Leslie Ishii perform an adaptation of the landmark 1972 memoir. The piece captures the novel's finely crafted prose and elegant imagery and offers a child's-eye view of the 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans robbed of their civil rights and incarcerated for the length of World War II in government prison camps.

Tickets $10 National Museum members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended. For tickets call 213.625.0414.

Sponsored, in part, by East-West Eye Institute, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the exhibition Ansel Adams at Manzanar
Thursday, November 30, 2006
7:00 PM

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar

events/2006-11-16_farewelltomanzanar.jpg

Award-winning Cornerstone Theater Company actors Page Leong and Leslie Ishii perform an adaptation of the landmark 1972 memoir. The piece captures the novel's finely crafted prose and elegant imagery and offers a child's-eye view of the 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans robbed of their civil rights and incarcerated for the length of World War II in government prison camps.

Tickets $10 National Museum members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended. For tickets call 213.625.0414.

Sponsored, in part, by East-West Eye Institute, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the exhibition Ansel Adams at Manzanar
Sunday, November 19, 2006
2:00 PM

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar

events/2006-11-16_farewelltomanzanar.jpg

Award-winning Cornerstone Theater Company actors Page Leong and Leslie Ishii perform an adaptation of the landmark 1972 memoir. The piece captures the novel's finely crafted prose and elegant imagery and offers a child's-eye view of the 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans robbed of their civil rights and incarcerated for the length of World War II in government prison camps.

Tickets $10 National Museum members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended. For tickets call 213.625.0414.

Sponsored, in part, by East-West Eye Institute, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the exhibition Ansel Adams at Manzanar
 

 

 

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