The Japanese American National Museum will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of former President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which forcibly displaced over 120,000 Japanese Americans to concentration camps. The Remembrance Project is an online community and exhibit that will allow individuals from all over the country to share personal tributes of strength, hope, and triumph of those directly affected by the order.
In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the E.O. 9066 signing, the Remembrance Project will officially launch on Saturday, February 18, at JANM with a Public Service Announcement featuring actor, activist, and project co-chair George Takei, other celebrity supporters, and a commemorative ceremony. Light reception to follow.
To learn more about how future generations will gain access to the untold experiences from an important chapter in history, visit the Remembrance Project website.
WHAT: Remembrance Project Public Unveiling
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18, 6-8pm
Japanese American National Museum
Inahara Gallery Foyer
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission is free. For more info or to RSVP, contact JANM via firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.625.0414.