Each year, Chicago’s Japanese American community comes together to remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. This program serves as a reminder of the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all.
Day of Remembrance is sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Council, the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, the Japanese American Citizen League–Chicago Chapter, the Japanese American Service Committee, and the Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614
On Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Chicago History Museum
(1601 N. Clark St.), Day Of Remembrance 2019 features a keynote address
from Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T.
Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu.
Since her father's passing in 2005, Karen has carried on Fred's legacy
as a civil rights advocate, public speaker and public educator.
Ms. Korematsu shares her passion for social justice and education at
K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, law schools,
teachers' conferences and organizations across the country. Karen's
work, and her father's legacy, extends to advocating for civil liberties
for all communities, and she addresses current issues that draw lessons
from the past.
Meet the speaker at the reception following the program.
This Event is Sponsored by The Chicago Japanese American Council,
Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, Japanese American Citizens
League - Chicago Chapter, Japanese American Service Committee, and
Japanese Mutual Aid Society Of Chicago