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Day of Remembrance

February 19

The Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest Asian American national civil rights organization, sponsors an annual Day of Remembrance event.

The Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest Asian American national civil rights organization, sponsors an annual Day of Remembrance event so we won’t forget the injustice of World War II Incarceration that happened 80 years ago.

This year’s Day of Remembrance in the Colorado Room at History Colorado Center. Join us for keynote speaker David Monkawa, an activist and journalist who is a leader in the Save Our Seniors, who will be speaking about the history of Japanese American healthcare in the United States and how it relates to the fight for Keiro.

For questions about accessibility or attending virtually, please reach out to president@milehighjacl.org no later than February 1st.

This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.

Note: registering to this community event allows access to the 2nd floor Amache exhibit. Click here to purchase full admission to the History Colorado Center separately.

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed the US military to designate “exclusion zones” to ban anyone of Japanese ancestry. As a result of EO 9066, 125,000 people of Japanese descent, including Japanese from Latin America, were incarcerated during World War II in concentration camps hastily built inland, including Amache in southeast Colorado, which housed 8,000 people during the war.

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February 19
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