New York Day of Remembrance
Saturday, March 28 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 as a result.
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.
This year’s Day of Remembrance pays tribute to the late Yuri Kochiyama and the leaders of the redress movement in New York.
• Panel of redress activists
• “Days of Remembrance, Remembered,” photo exhibit by Corky Lee
• Yuri Kochiyama: Mother of Coalition, film by Leslie Ishii
• Remembrance Candle-lighting Ceremony
• Annual Community Potluck (please bring a dish or make a donation)