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2005 Day of Remembrance

Date:
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North 5th Street
San Jose

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) presents:
2005 Day of Remembrance

“Democracy and Dissent”



Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005
5:30 p.m.
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San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North 5th Street
San Jose
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The program includes: Speakers,
Cultural Performances, Candlelight Procession and Reception

In the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the FBI rounded up thousands of Japanese immigrants who were detained without charges. Then, on February 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, forcing 120,000 Japanese Americans into concentration camps. The Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Incarceration of Civilians concluded that the World War II concentration camps for Japanese Americans were a result of “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”

The 2005 Day of Remembrance will be the 25th annual program to commemorate E.O. 9066. In the past year a best-selling book argued that the government was right to put Japanese Americans into concentration camps and defended the arrests and detentions of Arab Americans and American Muslims since September 11, 2001. This makes it all the more important that you join us on February 20th as we honor the memory of the internees and renew our commitment to equality and justice for all people.

The Nihonmachi Outreach Committee believes that Japanese Americans, as recipients of redress, must continue to seek the just treatment of all Americans.
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For more information call: Fran at 408-730-9974 or email info@sjnoc.org
Added to the calendar on Sun, Feb 13, 2005 10:26PM
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