Japanese American Community Events
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BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley’s Nikkei Student Union (NSU) and Muslim Student Association (MSA) will sponsor a Day of Remembrance program Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Telegraph and Bancroft avenues.
The program, “Japanese American Internment and Islamophobia,” is an annual event to remember the incarceration of some 120,000 persons of Japanese descent who were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II, honors the struggles of those who fought for Nikkei civil rights, and stresses the importance of unity and solidarity among minority groups.
Karen Korematsu, daughter of the late civil rights icon Fred Korematsu, and Lance Yokota, civil rights manager for the Department of Transportation in Sacramento, will serve as guest speakers. The program, which is open to the public, will include a discussion and a candle-lighting ceremony Refreshments will also be provided.
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