On February 17, 2019, members of the Japanese American community gathered at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, for the 2018 Day of Remembrance in Los Angeles. In addition to marking the 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, this year’s event commemorated the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the legislation that provided a formal apology from the US government and monetary reparations to survivors of the forced evacuation and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Presented in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, OCA–Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA).
Speakers / Performances:
0:00 - Taiko: Yuujou Daiko
8:24 - Kristin Fukushima and Chris Komai, Emcees
12:25 - Welcome: Ann Burroughs, JANM President and CEO
23:34 - Resolution: Al Muratsuchi, Assemblyman, 66th District
28:55 - Presentation of Certificate: Hannah Cho, on behalf of Sen. Holly Mitchell, 30th District
31:21 - Excerpt from "Justice Now, Reparations Now!"
40:35 - Camp Roll Call and Banner Procession
45:26 - Keynote: Alan Nishio, community activist and founding member of National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (now Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress)
1:08:51 - Student Speaker: "Keep Our Families Together"
1:15:44 - Call to Action
1:23:20 - Vivian Matsushige, PANA
1:26:25 - Richard Katsuda, NCRR
1:29:46 - Stephanie Nitahara, JACL
1:31:59 - Carrie Morita, Nikkei Progressives
1:34:11 - Closing
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012http://janm.org