2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance
February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
The Civil Liberties Act of 1988: The Victory and the Unfinished Business
In addition to marking the 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, this year’s event commemorates the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the legislation that provided a formal apology from the US government and monetary reparations to survivors of the forced evacuation and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Featured speakers will include Alan Nishio, community activist and founding member of National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (now Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress), who will speak about the importance of the Civil Liberties Act, what it did not accomplish, and its ongoing relevance today.
Presented in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, Go For Broke National Education Center, JACL Pacific Southwest District, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, OCA-Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action.
Admission to this event and JANM are both pay-what-you-wish on this day.