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The 37th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance
February 19, 2017
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
The 37th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance event takes place on the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The 2017 event carries the theme, "Stand Up To Hate." Hundreds of people will gather together at this annual event not only to remember the great civil liberties tragedy that occurred 75 years ago, but also to reflect on the rising tensions that are building within our communities today and what we can do to build bridges of trust, respect, and friendship.
The program will feature Samina Masood, Executive Director of Silicon Valley FACES, an organization dedicated to creating systemic change by equipping individuals to resist bias, bigotry, bullying, and violence; former internee, Congressman Mike Honda; and other representatives from the community. The 2017 event also includes performances by the Aswat Ensemble,a multi-ethnic and multi-racial musical group that brings folkloric, classical, and contemporary Arabic music to the public, and Japantown's San Jose Taiko.
Attendees are also asked to participate in the traditional candlelight procession through historic Japantown which honors the memory of Japanese Americans incarcerated in World War II concentration camps. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 408-373-0817, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.