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On Sunday, February 19, observe Day of Remembrance by visiting the Japanese American Museum of Oregon for free during regular open hours 11am-3pm.
And be sure to head to PSU at 1:30 pm for the Portland JACL’s screening of No No Girl. You can read more about that event here.
The Japanese American Day of Remembrance, a time to reflect on the impact of the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the United States during WWII. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of all people from military areas “as deemed necessary.” 110,00 Nikkei were excluded from the West Coast, forcibly removed, and incarcerated in various confinement sites. Thirty-six years after the signing of EO9066, Japanese Americans in Seattle put together the first Day of Remembrance events, which were intended to educate the public about WWII incarceration and draw media attention to the issue.