Japanese American Community Events
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The Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2012 “Carrying the Light for Justice: 70 Years After Executive Order 9066” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kabuki Sundance Cinemas, located at 1881 Fillmore St. (at Post) in San Francisco’s Japantown. Karen Korematsu, co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute For Civil Rights and Education, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Lane Hirabayashi, of UCLA’s Asian American Studies Program, will give the keynote speech. Iman Amer Araim, a Muslim imam, will speak. The Dr. Clifford I. Uyeda Peace and Humanitarian Award will be presented to artist and World War II veteran Lewis Suzuki. Performances by ScoJourners rap group and students from the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program at Rosa Parks Elementary School. A candle-lighting ceremony will conclude with a candlelight procession led by the Japanese American Religious Federation to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, located at 1840 Sutter St.