39th Annual Day of Remembrance & Taiko Show | San Jose
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San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin | 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The annual San Jose Day of Remembrance brings 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.
The event commemorates the signing of the Executive Order 9066, which led to what is known as the Japanese Internment, and recognizes the anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
2019 San Jose Day of Remembrance
Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 5:30-7:30 pm
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N 5th Street, San Jose
The 2019 event carries the theme, “#Never Again is Now.” During these tumultuous times, ordinary people, many of whom were silent in the past, are now making their voices heard. Seeing a great social movement on many fronts and hearing the large number of voices speaking out against the separation of families on the border, the unequal treatment and harrassment of women, and they are saying ‘no’ to racism, homophobia, and Islamaphobia. Thousands of people are mobilizing and rising up from within their own communities to effect positive change.
The program also features Don Tamaki, an attorney from the Korematsu coram nobis legal team; Teresa Castellanos, a representative from the County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations; Chizu Omori, a fomer internee, activist, and coproducer of the film, “Rabbit in the Moon”; a special performance by internationally acclaimed San Jose Taiko, and the traditional candlelight procession through historic San Jose Japantown.
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