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Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)
                           Equality, Justice and Peace



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28th Annual San Jose
Day of Remembrance 2008

Sunday,  Feb 17, 2008

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North 5th Street, San Jose

Free and open to the public
Volunteers needed from 3-4pm to help with setup

Photo courtesy of Andy Frazer


Samina Faheem Sundas to speak at the
28th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance

Ms. Samina Faheem Sundas, the Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice, and co-founder of Fear To Friendship, a group dedicated to promoting cross-cultural friendship and education after 9/11, will speak at the 28th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance that is to be held on Feb 17, 2008. Also speaking will be Carolyn Kameya, an original NOC member who was active during the Redress movement which eventually led to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988Banafsheh Akhlaghi, who was originally listed in the program as a speaker, will be unable to attend due to a last minute scheduling conflict. 

Ms. Sundas' focus has been on community building, forming life long friendships among all Americans and on creating a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony. In January, she received  the Jefferson Award for Public Service, which was established to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. She also received the Cliffort I. Uyeda Peace and Humanitarian Award at the San Francisco Day of
Remembrance in 2007 for her courageous leadership and

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personal dedication to the principles of peace and social justice, particularly in the post 9/11 period.

For the past several years, Ms. Sundas has been speaking extensively on immigrant and civil liberties issues, and on the USA Patriot Act. She was on the panel of Amnesty International USA National Hearings on Racial Profiling and she participated with with other faith/immigrants right groups to defeat HR 4437, in working toward a more humane immigration reform.

Ms. Sundas is also the founder of Global Peace Partners, a member of the steering committee for Multifaith Voices For Peace & Justice, Bay Area, Ca, a board member of Friends of Human Relations, Santa Clara, CA, Chair of the Peace Building Committee of the HRC, Santa Clara, CA, advisory board member of the Peninsula Community Foundation and a founding member of Defense Committee of James Lee Muslim Chaplin. She was also the coordinator of the Muslim Nationwide Hot line, which helped people in dealing with the INS Special Registration.

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The annual Day of Remembrance event commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066 which led to the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, during WWII.

The program will also feature an electrifying performance by San Jose Taiko, other intercommunity speakers, and the traditional candlelight procession through historic Japantown.

For more information:
web: www.sjnoc.org email: info@sjnoc.org  Tel: 408-505-1186

Are you a former internee of the
Pinedale Assembly Center?


If so, contact Bobbi Hanada at 559-434-1662 or bhanada@aol.com

Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial
Project Dinner

Feb 17, 2008
Fresno, CA

For more information contact:

(559) 431-4662 or 434-1662

email: knethy@sbcglobal.net

  Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial

For more info: http://pinedalememorial.org

The Day of Remembrance Dinner is a fundraiser for the Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial.


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NOC General Meeting
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Yu-Ai Kai Building

For more info, contact Will Kaku (408-505-1186) will_kaku@yahoo.com

San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)
P.O. Box 2293, San Jose, CA  95109

E-Mail: info@sjnoc.org

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
                                                                           - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.