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Upcoming NOC Events

Flyer Solidarity March and Rally
With Muslim American Community

San Jose Japantown
San Jose City Hall

Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) and the South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA) will be co-sponsoring a day of solidarity with the American Muslim community.  A march of solidarity will begin in San Jose Japantown and will end with a rally at San Jose City Hall.

75 years earlier, on March 24, 1942, the U.S. government imposed a curfew on Japanese Americans living on the west coast.  The same day, the first round-up of an entire community took place on Bainbridge Island, Washington, across Puget Sound from Seattle.   The curfew also led to one of the first acts of resistance, when Japanese American lawyer Min Yasui deliberately broke the curfew to test the legality of EO 9066 on March 28, 1942.

Following the November 2016 election, we have seen a rise in anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiments.  Then on January 27, 2017 President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13769, which sought to ban travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.  In response, states filed lawsuits that led to a court injunction against the ban, while grassroots protests of thousands of people happened at airports across the country.

NOC and the SBIA would like to invite you to a grassroots day of solidarity between Japanese Americans and American Muslims on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  The event will begin at 11 a.m. in San Jose Japantown at  the corner of 5th Street and Jackson Street, and will proceed down 6th Street to a rally at 12:00 p.m at San Jose City Hall on 5th Street and Santa Clara.  The event is free and open to all who wish to oppose the growing anti-Muslim sentiments and government actions today. 

If you would like more information or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Masao at 408-373-0817 or send email to
Hands Around the Mosque
Hands around the mosque
Sunday, March 19, 2017
4:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m
Khadijah Banquet Hall,
Muslim Commmunity Association
3003 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95051
People of All Faiths Come Together to Support MuslimsPlease join the Muslim Community Association (MCA) and the American Muslim Voice Foundation  for an interfaith/intercommunity gathering and move From Fear to Friendship.

Click here for event information.

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 that led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.  Seventy-five years later, on February 19, 2017, the 37th annual Day of Remembrance program in San Jose saw a record turnout of more than 700 people.  This event, organized by the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC), connected the anti-Japanese sentiments and government policies during World War II with similar sentiments and government actions aimed at American Muslims today. See highlights of program speeches in the above video clip.
Women's march  
We The People image created by Shepard Fairey. Amplfier Foundation.