Community events remembering the signing of Executive Order 9066

2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 of 1942. In remembrance of the impact this made on the Japanese American community, numerous events in Washington state will be take place throughout the year.

Wednesday, Feb. 15:
WHAT:  Day of Remembrance at State Capitol Olympia
WHERE: House Chambers, State Capitol Building
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (by Bus 8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
HOW MUCH: Free
This year the Washington State House of Representatives will be observing the Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, February 15th in the House Chambers of the State Capitol in Olympia. Attendees will meet with their Senators and Representatives in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of EO 9066.
 

Wednesday, Feb. 15:
WHAT: “Executive Order 9066”, Lecture by Tom Ikeda, DENSHO
WHERE: History Café, MOHAI 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle  
WHEN: 6:30 PM
HOW MUCH: Free

Saturday, Feb. 18:
WHAT: “How Could Concentration Camps Happen?” 
WHERE: Kane Hall, University of WA
WHEN: 1 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
“How Could Concentration Camps Happen?” will be a series of lectures featuring: Dee Simon, Holocaust Center for Humanity; Professor Lorraine Bannai, Seattle University School of Law; Dr. Tetsu Kashima, University of WA, Seattle

Saturday, Feb. 18:
WHAT: “A Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner”
WHERE: Wing Luke Museum, 719 South King St. Seattle
WHEN: 4 PM
HOW MUCH: $15
“A Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner” will be hosting both an artist talk featuring the work of Roger Shimomura, and a poetry reading by Larry Matsuda on EO 9066 and the Incarceration Experience.

Sunday, Feb. 19:
WHAT: Taiko Concert to Benefit Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee  
WHERE: Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave. Seattle
WHEN: 12 PM
HOW MUCH: $20

Sunday, Feb. 19:
WHAT: “Panama Hotel Jazz: Music Made from Memories”  
WHERE: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, 1414 S. Weller St. Seattle
WHEN: 5:30 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
This event will be a 90-minute program of music and narration that tells the history of Seattle’s historic Panama Hotel and the social chaos in Nihonmachi (Japantown) caused by the forced relocation.

Sunday, Feb. 19:
WHAT: Nihonjin Face – A Civil Rights Legacy Tour Performance
WHERE:Broadway Center, Tacoma
WHEN: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free
Note: The 3 and 5 pm performances are sold out. Call 253-591-5894 for wait list information.

Sunday, Feb. 19:
WHAT: George Takei’s “Allegiance”: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen  
WHERE: Various theatres in the Seattle area
WHEN: 12:55 PM
Find more information on the Allegiance website.

Sunday, Feb. 19:
WHAT: “Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today”
WHERE: Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
WHEN: 2 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
“Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today” is presented by DENSHO, Washington Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and ACLU of Washington.

Monday, Feb. 20:
WHAT: “Why Were Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II and Why Does It Matter Today?”  Lecture, Tom Ikeda, DENSHO
WHERE: University of Puget Sound, Wheelock Student Center 1500 N. Warner St. Tacoma
WHEN: 12-1:15 PM
HOW MUCH: Free

Thursday, Feb. 23:
WHAT: Nihonjin Face – A Civil Rights Legacy Tour Performance
WHERE: UW Tacoma, Milgard Assembly Room
WHEN: 5 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free

Sunday, April 9:
WHAT: “Conspiracy of Kindness: You’ve Given Me Life”
WHERE: Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle  
WHEN: 2 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
“Conspiracy of Kindness: You’ve Given Me Life”  focuses on the legacy of Consul General Chiune Sugihara who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.  Dramatic performance and panel will feature Alton Takiyama Chung, Lori Tsugawa Whaley, Ken Mochizuki & Dee Simon.

Thursday, April 27:
WHAT: “Never Again”
WHERE: Shiloh Inns – Richland, 50 Comstock St. Richland WA  
WHEN: 6 PM
“Never Again”  will host a dinner and discussion with Joseph Lachman, whose family members were incarcerated in Minidoka Camp, and Mia Russell, the Executive Director of Friends of Minidoka. The event is sponsored by Columbia Basin Badger Club

Sunday, April 30:
WHAT: “Japanese American Soldiers and the Liberation of Dachau”  Film: From Hawaii to the Holocaust: A Shared Moment in History
WHERE: Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall, 1212 S. King St. Seattle  
WHEN: 2 PM
HOW MUCH: Free

Saturday, Sept. 2:
WHAT:  75th Anniversary of EO 9066 Observance and Re-dedication of the George Tsutakawa sculpture, “Harmony”
WHERE: Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup
WHEN: 10 AM
Interactive exhibits will be available inside the Fair museum for the duration of the Washington State Fair. 

Copyright 2017 KING


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