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A Day of Remembrance
February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Traditionally, members of the Japanese-American community and their allies observe February 19th, the date in 1942 when Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, leading to the internment of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps spread throughout the country.
Tonight, Shizue Seigel and Hiroshi Kashiwagi will read prose and poetry, respectgively, in observation of this dark chapter in American history — a chapter which seems to be rewritten from time to time, seemingly endlessly, as it is being rewritten today in this era of unspeakable travesties and cruelty.
An open mic follows the featured readers.