Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 Day of Remembrance Events

Note: All events are free and open to the public except as noted. Some may require reservations; see web links for further information. Densho does not endorse these events, but is providing the list for informational purposes only.


Saturday, February 7

Livingston-Merced, California
Day of Remembrance Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Lawson Inada
Sponsor: Livingston-Merced JACL
6 pm, Merced County Fairground, Pavilion Building
Dinner tickets $45 per person
http://mercedcountyevents.com/day-of-remembrance-banquet-lawson-inada-poet-anthologist-essayist-critic-teacher-and-jazz-musician/ 




Saturday, February 14

Sacramento, California
Ganbatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit
Presentation by Paul Kitagaki, Jr., whose photographs are featured in an ongoing exhibition
Sponsor: Northern California JACL Time of Remembrance Committee
1 pm to 5 pm, The California Museum
Tickets, $20
http://www.californiamuseum.org/in-focus 


Sunday, February 15

Chicago, Illinois
Women Warriors: From Incarceration to Redress and Beyond
Speaker: Peggy Nagae
Sponsors: Chicago Japanese American Council, Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, Japanese American Citizens League—Chicago Chapter, Japanese American Service Committee, Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago
2 to 4 pm, Chicago History Museum
http://jaclchicago.org/event/2015-day-of-remembrance/

Denver, Colorado
Day of Remembrance 2015: Sharing Our Stories
Program includes panel of camp survivors moderated by Gil Asakawa and presentation by Bonnie Clark on archeological research at Amache
Sponsors: Japanese American Citizens League Mile High Chapter and History Colorado Center
1 to 3 pm, History Colorado Center
Event included with general admission to museum
http://www.historycolorado.org/event/day-remembrance-2015-sharing-our-stories

San Jose, California
Stories from the Past, Lessons for Today
Speakers: Mike Honda, Tom Izo
Sponsor: San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee
5:30 to 7:30 pm, San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
http://www.sjnoc.org

Seattle, Washington
2015 Day of Remembrance Taiko Fundraiser
Taiko concert by Seattle area taiko groups
Sponsors: Minidoka Pilgrimage and Seattle University International Student Center
2 pm, Seattle University Piggot Auditorium
Tickets, $20
https://minidokapilgrimage.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/2015-day-of-remembrance-taiko-fundraiser/


Thursday, February 19

Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Day of Remembrance: Remembering Vincent, Responding to Hate
7 to 8:30 pm, Harper Center, Room 3028
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University
http://calendar.creighton.edu/event?id=49142

De Anza College, Cupertino, California
Race Prejudice, War Hysteria and the Failure of Political Leadership: The World War II Internment of  Japanese Americans and its Relevance to the Defense of Civil Liberties Today
Speakers: Karen Korematsu, Abdi Soltani, John Ota, and Susan Hayase
Sponsor: Audrey Edna Butcher Civil Liberties Initiative of the California History Center
1:30 to 3:30 pm, Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B
https://www.deanza.edu/califhistory/2015%20DAY%20OF%20REMEMBRANCE%20speakers%20flyer.pdf

Riverside, California
Day of Remembrance Presentation & Panel Discussion
Presentation by Mark Rawitsch; panel featuring Michiko Yoshimura, Meiko Inaba, Nancy Takano, and Lynn Voorheis
Sponsored: Riverside Metropolitan Museum
6 pm, Main Library, 2nd Floor Auditorium
http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/pdf/calendar.pdf 

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
Performance by Genki Spark
Sponsors: Tufts Asian American Center, Tufts Japanese Culture Club, New England JACL
7:30 pm, Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room
http://www.nejacl.org

Washington, D.C.
Day of Remembrance: The Legacy of Heart Mountain
Screening of film The Legacy of Heart Mountain, followed by panel discussion featuring David Ono, Norman Mineta, Alice Takemoto, Paul Takemoto, and Shirley Higuchi and moderated by Franklin Odo.
Sponsors: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, 1st Floor, Warner Bros.Theater
http://americanhistory.si.edu/events#/?i=4


Saturday, February 21

Los Angeles, California
EO 9066 & the [In]Justice System Today
Speakers: Mike Murase, Rey Fukuda, and Povi-Tamu Bryant; moderated by Curtiss Takada Rooks and Helen H. Ota
Sponsors: JACL Pacific Southwest District, Japanese American National Museum, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
2 to 4 pm, Japanese American National Museum
http://www.ncrr-la.org/dor/Dor2015flyer/DOR%202015_flyer.pdf

San Francisco, California
Films of Remembrance
Screening of films Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps, Nisei Stories of Wartime Japan, The Legacy of Heart Mountain, Under the Blood Red Sun, and Hatsumi: One Grandmother's Journey Through the Japanese Canadian Internment; post-event reception with performance by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Presented by Nichi Bei Foundation
See website for admission fees
Film screenings, 10:30 am to 8 pm; reception 8 to 10:30 pm, New People Cinema
http://www.nichibei.org/films-of-remembrance/


Sunday, February 22

Portland, Oregon
2015 Day of Remembrance/Nisei Appreciation Luncheon
Sponsors: Portland JACL and Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland
Tickets, $40; free for Nisei
1 to 4 pm, Multnomah Athletic Club
http://www.oregonnikkei.org/activities.htm 

San Francisco, California
Out of the Shadows of Infamy: Resistance Behind Barbed Wire
Speakers: Satsuki Ina (keynote), Jeff Adachi, Mike Honda; performance by Kallan Nishimoto; Clifford I. Uyeda Peace and Humanitarian Award presentation to Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Hosted by Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium
2 to 4 pm, National Japanese American Historical Society
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-day-of-remembrance-2015-tickets-15445976331


Saturday, February 28

Gardena, California
2015 Day of Remembrance: Children of the Camps
Screening of Children of the Camps and presentation by Satsuki Ina
Presented by Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
2 to 4 pm, GVJCI Hall
http://jci-gardena.org/cc5/events/upcoming-events/


Thursday, March 5

University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus
2015 Day of Remembrance Public Lecture
Speaker: Daryl Joji Mayeda
Sponsors: Asian and Asian American Studies Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Connecticut
2 to 3:30 pm, Student Union Building Room 428
http://events.uconn.edu/event/36248/2015-03-05