CCR is proud to join the New York Day of Remembrance Committee (NYC DOR) in a two-day program marking the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible removal of Japanese descent in the U.S. and throughout the Americas from their homes and into internment camps.
We will reflect on the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and draw on the legacy of EO 9066 as we consider the current Executive Orders by the Trump administration that target and discriminate against Muslim and immigrant communities, and the growing movement against xenophobia and Islamophobia.
This special evening will explore and commemorate these histories through photography, art, text, and music. Participants will include individuals whose families were imprisoned in the camps, families currently affected by the Muslim ban, students, artists, and community activists. During this event, visitors will be able to add their thoughts and comments, as well as learn how to stay involved and take action in the resistance against xenophobia and Islamophobia.
This event is free and open to the public, and attendees are welcome to drop in at any point throughout the evening. For more information, you can visit the NYC DOR Committee’s Facebook event page and the La MaMa event page.