Japanese American Community Events
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The 2011 San Jose Day of Remembrance, titled “Fighting Against Fear,” will be held from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 20, at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin (640 N. Fifth St.). The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to remembering the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII, this year’s theme looks at the recent onslaught of the “politics of fear” in the U.S. — forming parallels between the current treatment of Muslim Americans and that of Japanese Americans in the past.
The program includes speakers from the community, a performance by San Jose Taiko and a candle lighting ceremony and procession through historic Japantown. For more information, go to www.sjnoc.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 374-2722.