Japanese American Citizens League 2017 Day of Remembrance Program: February 25, 2017
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which made the WWII imprisonment of Japanese Americans possible. The Day of Remembrance program, titled, “National Security and Civil Liberties – 1942 and 2017,” will feature a panel discussion comparing the World War II incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, to the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.
It will be held on
Saturday, February 25, from 2 to 4 pm,
at the Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab,
20 Ames Street, Cambridge.
The program is free and open to the public.
- Hoda Eisharkawi, MIT Muslin Chaplain
- Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League & Board of Mass ACLU
- Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director, Council on American Islamic Relations
- Nadeem Nazem, Cambridge City Council
- Paul Watanabe, Director, UMass Institute for Asian American Studies
- Margie Yamamoto, co-president, New England Japanese American Citizens League
- Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and co-president New England JACL
- New England Japanese American Citizens League
- MIT Center for International Studies
- UMass Boston Institute for Asian American Studies
- Asian American Journalists Association (New England Chapter)
- Asian American Resource Workshop