Day of Remembrance events . . .

In Chicago: Sunday, February 18: Stop Repeating History

Chicago History Museum — 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This year’s program features:

  • Keynote speaker Dale Minami, a civil rights attorney who is best known for heading the legal team that represented Fred Korematsu.
  • Panel discussion moderated by CHM president Gary T. Johnson with Dale Minami and Chicago civil rights attorney Azam Nizamuddin.
  • A Taiko drum performance of the piece “Poston” by Ho Etsu Taiko.

In Denver: Sunday, February 18: Japanese American Redress: Learning Lessons and Longing.

History Colorado — 1:00 — 3:00 p.m.

Day of Remembrance 2018 commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act which was the offical apology of the United States to the Japanese American people affected by the incarceration. It acknowledges the fundamental injustice of the eviction and provides restitution to the individuals of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated.

Peggy Nagae, who was the lead attorney for the Yasui v. United States coram nobis case, will lead the discussion on the impact of the Civil Liberties Act signed by President Reagan.

In Seattle: Monday, February 19: Our History, Our Responsibility.

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion2:00-3:30 p.m.

Event will honor Japanese Americans of World War II and stand in solidarity with American Muslims today. Gold Star father Khizr Khan and musician Kishi Bashi as featured presenters.