Day of Remembrance Gathering

February 19

Open Hours: Sunday at 6PM to 9PM

Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street

Free Admission

Admission is Free

An exploration and commemoration through photography, art, video, text, music and conversation. Speakers to include Sharmin Sadequee (No Separate Justice), Aliya Hana Hussain (Center for Constitutional Rights), Suki Setsuko Terada Ports (activist), Kaoru Ikeda (choreographer), Perry Yung (musician), Rick Ebihara (musician), Bill Ruyle (musician), Grant Ujifusa (Redress activist), and Corky Lee (photographer).  All are welcome and encouraged to come participate!
On February 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Be a part of the 75th anniversary as we reflect on the events surrounding the imprisonment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII - approximately 2/3 of whom were American citizens. Day of Remembrance speakers to include individuals whose families were imprisoned in the camps, families currently affected by the Muslim ban, students, artists and community activists. The events are open and encouraged for all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and religious beliefs. 

Day of Remembrance Event at Japanese American United Church

Saturday, February 18, 2017

1:00pm-4:30pm

Japanese American United Church, 255 Seventh Avenue
Annual program commemorating the events surrounding February 19,1942. Guest speakers to include Teddy Yoshikami (survivor speak-out), Vincent Warren (Executive Director of the Center for Constiutional Rights), Imam Khalid Latif (University Chaplain for NYU, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU and a Chaplain for the NYPD), Stan Mark (Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund), and Sharmin Sadequee (No Separate Justice). There will be a candle-lighting ceremony, followed by a community potluck to continue the conversation. All are welcome!