The Portland JACL hosts an annual Day of Remembrance event and this year is no different.
Date: February 17, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 4:00P
Location: Portland State University,
Hoffmann Hall, 1833 SW 11th Ave.
Floyd Mori, JACL National Executive Director Emeritus
Linda Tamura, Author, The Hood River Issei and Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence
The Day of Remembrance is an annual commemoration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066 which sent over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry to American Concentration Camps.
2013 is significant because it is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 providing a Presidential apology and symbolic payment, or redress for lost liberty and property.
Our program this year will include a panel discussion of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and other legal challenges to the forced removal from the West Coast, the role of the National JACL and Portland JACL in the Redress effort, and current threats to civil liberties contained in the National Defense Authorization Act.