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48-Star American Flag Signing

About the Event

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.

 

Sunday, Nov 21, 2021

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST

Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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.

 

ALL VISITORS age 12 and older will need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative antigen or PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to visiting the museum. Proof of vaccination or negative test may be in a paper or digital format, PLUS a photo ID. The vaccine requirement does not apply to children under 12.  LEARN MORE

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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.

 

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.

 

ALL VISITORS age 12 and older will need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative antigen or PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to visiting the museum. Proof of vaccination or negative test may be in a paper or digital format, PLUS a photo ID. The vaccine requirement does not apply to children under 12.  LEARN MORE

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