The 39th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance event commemorates the 77th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II. Hundreds of people will gather together at this annual event not only to remember that great civil liberties tragedy, but to also reflect on what that event means to all of us today.

The 39th Day of Remembrance features Don Tamaki, an attorney from the Korematsu coram nobis legal team; Teresa Castellanos, a representative from the County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations;Chizu Omori, a former incarceree, activist, and co-producer of the film, “Rabbit in the Moon”; community activist, Professor Masao Suzuki; a special performance by internationally acclaimed San Jose Taiko; and the traditional candlelight procession through historic San Jose Japantown.

Buddhist Church San Jose Betsuin
640 North 5th street, San Jose, California 95112

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