Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2011 - Allies and Activism: Carrying the Light for Justice
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2-4 pm Procession and Reception to follow
Date: Sunday February 20, 2011
Location: Sundance Kabuki Theatre, 1881 Post St., and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California 1840 Sutter St. both in SF Japantown.
Day of Remembrance (DOR) has been an annual inspiring expression of the Japanese American community's vitality. Through cultural presentations, education and a candle lighting ceremony, the event commemorates the incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II. The Bay Area Day of Remembrance program is organized annually by the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium, with support from various Japanese American and Asian American community organizations throughout the Bay Area.
Emily Murase, Ph.D., SF School Board member, Emcee
Rev. Michael Yoshii, Keynote Speech
Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco
Rev. Lloyd Wake, 2011 Clifford Uyeda Peace & Humanitarian Awardee
Japanese Latin American Redress Update
Spoken Word and Music: George Yoshida and Michael Sasaki
Rapper Colin Ehara
Kirakiraboshi Children’s Choir
Rosa Parks Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Shakuhachi music by Masayuki Koga
Japanese American Religious Federation
Candle Light Procession
Reception follows at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tickets: $15 door, $12 Advance. Call for group rates (415) 921-5007
More info: www.dayofremembrance.org
Bay Area DOR Consortium Supporting Organizations (Partial List): Asian Improv aRts, Asian Law Caucus, API Legal Outreach, Campaign for Justice-Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans!, Center for Asian American Media, Japanese American Citizens League San Francisco Chapter, Jtown Arts, Nihonmachi ROOTS, Nakayoshi Young Professionals, Japanese American Religious Federation, Japanese Community Youth Council, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, Kimochi, Inc., National Japanese American Historical Society (fiscal sponsor), Nihonmachi Little Friends, Rosa Parks School Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program, Tule Lake Committee.
This event will be held at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema at 1881 Post St., and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California 1840 Sutter St..both in SF Japantown. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Michael Yoshii. San Francisco Board of Education Member Emily Murase will emcee the event. Stay tuned for more details!