Day of Remembrance

Event time: 
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Event description: 

Signed on February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 had massive consequences for the Japanese American community during World War II. It led to the unjust incarceration of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. The Day of Remembrance is an annual, nationwide tradition set on the anniversary of the Executive Order that commemorates this dark moment in US history to ensure that it does not happen again.
Open to all, the event will draw parallels between past and current events and the red flags we are seeing today in the hopes that we can learn from the mistakes of the past to build a better future. We hope to build allyship with other religious, ethnic, and cultural groups to emphasize the importance of safeguarding the civil rights of all marginalized groups.
To commemorate the Executive Order’s 80th anniversary, the event will include a fireside chat and Q&A discussion with Seattle-based cartoonist and illustrator Kiko Hughes, whose historical graphic novel Displacement tells the story of a teenager who is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother’s experiences in the Japanese internment camps.
This event will be held at the Asian American Cultural Center (295 Crown St) and via Zoom from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19 regulations, in-person attendance is limited and registration will be required. In-person attendees will receive a free copy of Displacement.
Only fully vaccinated members of the Yale community may attend the event in-person. Please abide by the University public health guidelines. Thank you!
**This event is a part of the AACC Leadership Certificate program playlist**

Event Status: 
Free but register in advance
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