Voices from the Heart: Okinawa — People’s Resistance for Life Saturday, February 29 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. All Soul’s Episcopal Church – 88 Saint Nicholas Avenue (between 114th and 115th Streets) Admission: Free (Donations welcome, including food and drink) A group of New Yorkers concerned about Okinawa is gathering for a soul-searching session with music, art, food, chat, and fun. The session focuses … Continue reading Voices from the Heart
The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2020 is just around the corner and will be highlighting the cinematic achievements of Japan in an exciting Friends & Neighbors program! The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, they are offering $2 off each ticket to Japanese feature-length and short films! Celebrate Japan’s rich film and cultural … Continue reading Don’t Miss These Japanese Films During NYICFF!
New York Day of Remembrance Saturday, February 22 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Japanese American United Church – 255 7th Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets) Admission: Free This Day of Remembrance (DOR) marks the 78th anniversary of the Executive Order during WWII that sent around 120,000 citizens and immigrants of Japanese descent to US concentration camps. The community will remember the history of the … Continue reading New York Observes Day of Remembrance
Incarceration Then and Now: JA Perspective on the Border Crisis Thursday, February 20 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Proskauer Law Firm – 11 Times Square (8th Avenue and 41st Street), Room 2700 Admission: Free This is free public event at Proskauer will be a powerful discussion regarding the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, the corim nobis cases and Muslim Ban, and the WWII … Continue reading Panel Discussion About Border Crisis to Feature JA Perspective
Japanese American Internment Day of Remembrance Screening and Lecture Wednesday, February 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Brooklyn College Library – 2900 Bedford Avenue, Room 242, Brooklyn Admission: Free On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, targeting Japanese Americans as threats to national security. The order gave the US military the right to intern anyone of Japanese ancestry, including … Continue reading “Resistance at Tule Lake” Screening at Brooklyn College Library