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Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)
                           Equality, Justice and Peace



In this Issue

NOC General Membership Meeting

5th Anniversary of the
Invasion of Iraq
International Asian American
Film Festival
Tule Lake Pilgrimage
Remembrance Candle Image  

Provide feedback on the
"Day of Remembrance 2008"
Help plan NOC Summer/Fall Events

NOC General Membership Meeting
2-4pm, Sunday, March 30, 2008
Yu-Ai Kai Building
 588 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA

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

Photo courtesy of Andy Frazer
See photos and article from
 2008 Day of Remembrance


San Jose Speak-Out To End The War
Community Walk For Peace

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Speak-Out: 4-6 pm
Walk For Peace: 6pm
In front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library

March 19th marks the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq

The Walk For Peace is a silent walk for peace that begins after the Speak-Out. The walk starts from the MLK Jr. Library and ends at the South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA). At 7pm at SBIA, there will be a brief breaking of bread ceremony and time for reflection.

For more info:  www.sanjosepeace.org/


Nearly 4000 American military deaths,
30,000 injuries
Several hundred thousand
 Iraqi casualties
More than $500 billion spent

Photo of Oct 27 Rally   Photo of Oct 27 Die In

Peace. Bring It On!


Oct 27 End The War Rally "Die-In"


26th San Francisco International
Asian American Film Festival

San Jose Film Screenings: March 21-23

More info: http://festival.asianamericanmedia.org/2008

Behind Forgotten Eyes


2008 Tule Lake Pilgrimage
The Segregation Center
July 3-6, 2008

Please register by May 31, 2008

More Info: http://www.tulelake.org


  Photo of Tule Lake Guard Tower   Photo of  taiko group performs during pilgrimage
Photo of memorial service and Castle Rock.
Photographs courtesy of Gary Jio
The Tule Lake Pilgrimage is a four-day journey to the former site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, located near the California-Oregon border. The program includes:
  • A bus tour of the former camp site location.
  • An evening of cultural performances.
  • Panel discussions with former internees and community activists.
  • A memorial service.
  • Intergenerational discussion groups.
  • Many community-building activities to learn the history of Tule Lake and its relevance to the present day.
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.