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39th Annual San Jose
Day of Remembrance

Sunday, February 17, 2019
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North Fifth Street,
San Jose, CA

Free and open to the public
2019 Day of Remembrance flyer 
candlelight ceremony candlelight ceremony
The 39th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance event commemorates the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order, signed on February 19, 1942, led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II. Hundreds of people will gather together at this annual event not only to remember that great civil liberties tragedy, but also to reflect on the rising tensions that are building within our communities today.

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. We have been seeing a great social movement on many fronts and we are 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 39th Day of Remembrance 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.

Past Events
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Faces of Genocide Symposium
Social Justice Fair
April 12, 2018
Faces of Genocide
USS Hornet 442 logo  
Brian Shiroyama and Fran Ellis Lawson Sakai & Reiko Nakayama  
Lawson Sakai and NOC Brian Shiroyama and Lawson Sakai gave a wonderful tour of the 442/MIS exhibit in the USS Hornet.
San Jose Women's March    
Left: NOC members at the 2018 San Jose Women's March  
Women's march  
We The People image created by Shepard Fairey. Amplfier Foundation.