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Day of Remembrance -- Japanese American Internment and Executive Order 9066
February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. This led to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans along the Pacific Coast—most of them U.S. citizens—being forced from their homes and into federal detention camps. According to the Japanese American Citizens League, commemorating Executive Order 9066 "is an opportunity to educate others on the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis, and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all." This guide provides a list of local events, books, online resources and articles related to the internment of Japanese Americans.
Mira Shimakukuro & Bob Shimabukuro -- Elliot Bay Book Company
Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 pm -- Two generations from a Seattle activist family speak today on the subject of “Writing, Redress and Social Justice: 75 years after Executive Order 9066.”
History Cafe: Executive: Executive Order 9066 with Tom Ikeda -- MOHAI
Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30:-7:30 -- Densho Executive Director, Tom Ikeda, discusses how Executive Order 9066 impacted Seattle-area Japanese Americans and the work Densho does to preserve that history. He also discusses World War II incarceration in light of the current political environment, and what Japanese Americans are doing to ensure the injustices they suffered in the past are never repeated.
Never Again -- The Seattle Public Library
Sunday, February 19th from 2-3:30 -- A presentation and conversation examining Japanese American incarceration during World War II and how it relates to racism today. Presented in partnership with Densho, CAIR-WA and ACLU of Washington.
Online Resources & Articles
Japanese American Internment--Executive order 9066 Day of Remembrance
A resource guide from North Seattle College. This guide provides a list of books, films, and electronic resources related to the internment of Japanese Americans
Resistance at Tule Lake
RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE, a documentary to be released in 2017, tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the U.S. government's program of mass incarceration during World War II.
Densho’s mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. We offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy, and promote equal justice for all.