Day of Remembrance 2018

Day of Remembrance Commemoration – 2 events

Friday,Feb 16, 7:00 p.m. Film: And Then They Came For Us
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story.

Sunday, Feb 18, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Libia Yamamoto, whose family was incarcerated in Peru. About the Speaker:
Libia Maoki Yamamoto was a native of Peru. During WWII, she and her family were kidnapped by the US Government and brought to An American prison camp to be used as an exchange for Americans held in Japan prison camps. When the War was over, she was not able to return to Peru and the US government wanted to deport her to Japan. Wayne Collins, SF civil rights attorney, was able to help Libia and other Peruvians stay in the US.
We will also have a display of memorabilia belonging to church members who were incarcerated. Former internees are available to talk about their experiences and answer questions. It is important to remember this injustice so it will never be repeated.

* Members and friends, please start looking for artifacts and items of interest related to the Evacuation, Incarceration and camp life to display and share. Please bring to church between 9:30 – 10 am. –Kaz Iwahashi