Japanese American Community Events

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Nor Cal: Cal’s Nikkei student group to hold Day of Remembrance

Unnamed Venue corner of Telegraph and Bancroft avenues., Berkeley, CA, United States

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 […]

Los Angeles 2011 Day of Remembrance

Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.  Mineta will address this year’s DOR theme, “September 11: Ten Years After”. Having served twenty years in the U.S. Congress, Mineta was […]

Nor Cal: Sacramento Day of Remembrance

California Secretary of State’s Auditorium 11th and O St., Sacramento, CA, United States

Date: Saturday, Feb. 19 Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Venue: California Secretary of State’s Auditorium, 11th and O St. Program: “Enemy Alien — An Innocent Post 9/11 Muslim Detainee’s Fight for Freedom” Sponsors: Florin, Lodi, Placer County, Sacramento JACL chapters and Delegata —Solutions without Borders Cost: Donation: $15/adults, $10/students over 18, and free for […]

DC: Day of Remembrance

Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History 14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Washington, D.C. Date: Saturday, Feb. 19 Time: 2 p.m. Venue: Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History. 14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW Program: 2011 Annual Day of Remembrance at the Smithsonian Sponsors: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Japanese American Voters Association, and Southwest Airlines More details: (202) 633-1000 The […]

So Cal: Manzanar Day of Remembrance

Manzanar National Historic Site 5001 Highway 395 , Independence, CA, United States

Manzanar Date: Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20 Time: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days Venue: Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 Highway 395 Independence, Calif. Program: Day of Remembrance, 2011 Sponsors: Manzanar History Association, Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi’s book, “Where ever There’s a Fight” More details: (760) 878-2194 or nps.gov/manz Authors Elaine […]

SF: Day of Remembrance

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas and JCCCNC 1881 Post St. and 1840 Sutter St., SF, CA, United States

Date: Sunday, Feb. 20 Time: 2 p.m. Venue: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St. and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. Program: Allies and Activism-Carrying the Light for Justice Sponsors: Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium and the San Francisco Japantown Foundation More details: NJAHS (415) 921-5007 or rtonai@njahs.org The […]

SJ: Day of Remembrance

Japanese American Museum of San Jose 535 North Fifth St., San Jose Japantown, San Jose, CA, United States

Date: Sunday, Feb. 20 Time: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Venue: Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 North Fifth St., San Jose Japantown Program: CATS Presents J-Town Cinema Sponsors: Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS) More details: (408) 867-4525 CATS will screen a number of films at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose in […]

Screening of “The Virtues of Corned Beef Hash” at SJ Day of Remembrance

Japanese American Museum of San Jose 535 North Fifth St., San Jose, CA, United States

San Francisco director Kerwin Berk’s poignant short film about a friendship between a hapa Japanese American journalist and a Nisei war veteran will be shown as part of San Jose’s Day of Remembrance program. Shot entirely in S.F.’s Japantown, the film stars Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Tim Yamamura. Screenings will be at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. […]

CC: Fresno Day of Remembrance

Pardini’s 2257 West Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA, United States

Date: Sunday, Feb. 20 Time: 11 a.m. Venue: Pardini’s, 2257 West Shaw Ave. Program: Day of Remembrance and JACL annual installation banquet Sponsors: Central California District Council of JACL, its Fresno Assembly Center Memorial Upgrade Committee, and the Big Fresno Fair More details: (559) 960-0852 The banquet is held both in remembrance of Executive Order […]

SJ: Day of Remembrance

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin 640 North 5th St., SF, CA, United States

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 info@sjnoc.org 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 […]

31st Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 San Jose Buddhist Churc Betsuin 640 N. Fifth St., San Jose, CA, United States

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 […]

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2011 Bay Area Day of Remembrance

Sundance Kabuki Theater 1881 Post. St., San Francisco, CA, United States

SF Schoolboard member Emily Murase will serve as emcee for the Bay Area Day of Remembrance, to be held at the Sundance Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post. St., SF Japantown. Rev. Michael Yoshii will be the keynote speaker. SF Mayor Ed Lee and Rev. Lloyed Wake will also speak. Performances by George Yoshida, Michael Sasaki, rapper […]

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HI: Day of Remembrance

Monsanto facility in Kunia Honolulu, CA, United States

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27 Time: 9:30 a.m. Venue: Monsanto facility in Kunia Program: Honouliuli National Historic Site: Dream or Reality? Sponsors: JACL Honolulu and Monsanto Hawaii Contact: Derrick Iwata (808) 945-7633 ext. 25 The Cultural Center will present the 2011 Day of Remembrance and second Honouliuli Pilgrimage titled “Honouliuli National Historic Site: Dream or Reality?” […]

Salinas Day of Remembrance

Salinas Community Center 940 North Main St., Salinas, CA, United States

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27 Time: 1:30 p.m. Venue: Salinas Community Center 940 North Main St. Program: “Hold These Truths: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi” Sponsors: The Watsonville-Santa Cruz, Gilroy, Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley, and San Benito County JACL chapters Contact: Mas Hashimoto at hashi79@sbcglobal.net or (831) 722-6859 There will be a presentation of “Hold These […]

Central Cal: “Hold These Truths: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi”

Salinas Communiy Center 940 N. Main St., Salinas, CA, United States

The Watsonville-Santa Cruz, Gilroy, Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley, and San Benito County JACL chapters will host “Hold These Truths: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi, “a play written by Jeana Sakata, in observance on the Day of Remembrance at the Salinas Communiy Center, 940 N. Main St., Salinas, Calif. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. […]

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