San Jose’s 42nd Annual Day of RemembranceNihonmachi Outreach Committee PresentsOvercoming Hate and FearA Virtual Program • February 19, 2022 3:00pm – 4:30pm (PT)
On Saturday, February 19, 2022, the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) will present San Jose’s 42nd annual Day of Remembrance event commemorating Executive Order 9066, which led to the World War II incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens.
The theme of this year’s Day of Remembrance, “Overcoming Hate & Fear” will address the erosion of civil liberties in wartime, what Japanese Americans had to endure during World War II and what the current increase of anti Asian hate incidences have done to our community. The event aims to bring different communities together to rebuild trust, respect and understanding among all people and to renew our pledge to fight for equality, justice and unity.
NOC proudly announces guest speaker Cynthia Choi of Stop AAPI Hate. Eiko Yamaichi will relate her own experience of wartime incarceration. Grace Shimizu, Director of Campaign for Justice Now for Japanese Latin Americans will speak about the ongoing 80-year fight for justice for Japanese Latin Americans.
NOC is honored to present a special program created by the incomparable San Jose Taiko.
It is a free event but donations are welcome.
Please view the program at www.sjnoc.org on Saturday, February 19th, 2022 from 3:00-4:30pm, (PT).