Portland Japanese American Citizen League (JACL)
Day of Remembrance
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Portland State University, Hoffmann Hall (1833 SW 11th Ave)
FREE and open to the public
Featuring a panel with Native American and Japanese American community members commenting on a shared history of discrimination, and a presentation from Portland Taiko and Native American drummers.
73 years ago, on February 19, 1941, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which gave the Secretary of War, and the Military the power to perform whatever action that was felt necessary to protect the west coast from Japanese attack. Fear and prejudice forced the Japanese and Japanese Americans to be removed from the west coast and incarcerated in centers throughout the interior of the United States.
On Febuary 23, 2014, the Portland JACL commemorates this shameful violation of civil rights that occured because of race and national origin.
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