New York Day of Remembrance to Reflect on Internment, Redress



Day of Remembrance, NYC, Japanese Americans, WWII, redress, internment

New York Day of Remembrance 2016

Saturday, March 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Japanese American United Church – 255 Seventh Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets)

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, targeting Japanese Americans as threats to national security and giving the US military the right to send anyone of Japanese ancestry, including American citizens born in the United States, to internment camps. As a result, more than 120,000 men, women, and children were incarcerated during World War II.

NYC DOR Committee is an ad hoc group that promotes educational and healing efforts related to the U.S. incarceration of Japanese Americans and others and focuses on protecting civil liberties.

2016 program details:

  • Community Remembrances
  • Rise of Attacks on Civil Liberties in U.S. Politics
  • Japanese American Oral History Project of New York
  • Film Excerpt: Right of Passage, Janice Tanaka’s new documentary about the Japanese American Redress and Reparations Movement
  • Rago Auction Update
  • Candlelight Ceremony honoring internees
  • Annual Community Potluck (Please bring a dish or make a donation)

One thought on “New York Day of Remembrance to Reflect on Internment, Redress

  1. For anyone in or near–or traveling to–LA, there is a magnificent exhibition I recently saw at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown LA featuring stories of 130 years of dramatic events in the lives of the Japanese who came to the U.S. since the late 1800s. This beautifully curated exhibition –with remarkable photos and memorabilia–tells an enlightening story of the courage and dignity of the Japanese people amid heartbreaking and deplorable periods and policies in our country’s history. Amazing and inspiring stories and artifacts!