Northern Calif. Time of Remembrance: A collaborative effort to educate the public

As we approach the 80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942 — which led to the forced removal and incarceration of some 120,000 persons of Japanese descent into American concentration camps during World War II — the Nichi Bei Weekly spoke with Christine Umeda, chair of […]

HONORING ALLIES AND ACTIVISM: A ‘Day of Remembrance’ and déjà vu

The 2011 Bay Area Day of Remembrance opened with the recorded voice of Dr. Cornell West asking the audience, “Who you gonna call?” for righting civil wrongs. The answer wasn’t Ghostbusters. “You gonna call on the regular people,” he declared. The 2011 Bay Area Day of Remembrance (DOR) program featured a wide variety of talent […]