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Incarceration Camps

By Ed Diokno


The U.S. President authorized it. The U.S. Congress condoned it. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld it. “It” is Executive Order 9066 which imprisoned 120,000 Japanese, mostly U.S. citizens, in U.S. concentration camps. The infamous order was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1043.

Japanese American communities throughout the United States have scheduled events commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066. Here are the events planned for San Francisco and Los Angeles.




The Nichi Bei Foundation presents the fifth annual Films of Remembrance, a one-day film event held in conjunction with the Day of Remembrance, commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066, which set the wheels in motion to forcibly remove some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps during World War II.



WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM (PST) – Add to CalendarWHERE: New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 – View Map

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Our history reminds us how fear and prejudice can threaten the civil liberties of all people. Recently, Muslim Americans and refugees seeking to enter the U.S. have faced a backlash following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. This year’s program will explore parallels between the experiences of those groups and that of Japanese Americans during World War II. Light reception to follow.

JANM is proud to present the 2016 Los Angeles Community Day of Remembrance in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, and the Manzanar Committee.


WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: Japanese American National Musem,100 N Central Ave. Los Angeles


Other Day of Remembrance events throughout the nation can be found here.


(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)

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