Inspired by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Roberta Hayashi, Karen Korematsu, and Civil Rights Attorney Dale Minami, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo obtained a World War II era, 48-star, American flag with the goal of inviting all survivors of Japanese American concentration camps during WWII to sign the flag.
Judge Gogo has been traveling around the country and is now on his fourth flag. His plan is to donate the first three flags to JANM, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and the Korematsu Institute, while the fourth is anticipated to travel the country to colleges, universities, and museums to help educate the nation about the unjust mass incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII.
We invite all survivors of Japanese American concentration camps to JANM on November 21 to sign the current flag.
Learn more about the flag signing project on Discover Nikkei:
Walk-ins will be accepted but pre-registered guests will be prioritized for signing slots. This event will take place outdoors on the JANM Courtyard.