The Twin Cities chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, invites the pubic to attend “Day of Remembrance: Looking Forward by Looking Back,” an event to remember the Japanese American internment during the Second World War, on Saturday, February 12, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431.
With Moderator Maya Nishikawa, local Japanese Americans who are former internees will share their stories in a one-hour program that is free and open to the public.
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast states into American concentration camps further inland. The program is a reminder of how this one action affected the lives of 120,000 individuals, and and cautions us today to be ever vigilant so that violations of civil rights and civil liberties do not happen again to any other group.
Please RSVP by February 8, for a box lunch to follow the program. For more information and to RSVP lunch reservations contact Lucy Kirihara at 952-881-2866, [email protected], or Carolyn Nayematsu at 651-699-7407, [email protected]
This event was made possible with funding from the Ishida-Winifred Foundation of Illinois.