Japanese American Community Events
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Date: Sunday, Feb. 20
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Venue: San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North 5th St.
Program: Fighting Against Fear
Sponsors: NIhonmachi Outreach Committee
More details: (408) 505-1186 or email@example.com or www.sjnoc.org
“Fighting Against Fear” will address what Japanese Americans had to endure during World War II and what Arabs, Muslims and South Asian Americans face today. The event aims to bring different communities together in order to build trust, respect and understanding among all people and to renew the pledge to fight for equality, justice and peace.
Rep. Mike Honda; Jimi Yamaichi, curator of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and Zahra Biloo, executive director of the Council of American Islamic Relations will speak at the event.
The program will also feature the traditional candlelight procession through Japantown to honor those who were incarcerated, and a performance by San Jose Taiko. The event is free and open to the public.