As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 this year, we are reminded of the many struggles faced by Japanese Americans and that of others less fortunate and marginalized in today's society.
Join usas we honor keynote speaker theHonorable Cruz Reynoso, civil rights attorney, professor emeritus, UC Davis School of Law, the first Latino California Supreme Court justice, and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee for his unwavering passion for social justice with his advocacy the most vulnerable among us. This year, we mark the foundation planning for the newest entry into the National Park Service system, the Honouliuli National Monument site and the opening of the Honouliuli Education Center (at JCCH). And in doing so, we recognize the advocacy and achievement of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and Carole Hayashino, its executive director, who raised awareness and pressed for the recognition of his historic site -an US Army facility in Hawaii that unjustly incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. We also pay tribute toArt ShibayamaandGrace Shimizuof the Campaign for Justice for their quest for Japanese American redress justice.
A free public program will commence at 4PM outside of Building 640 to shed light on the civil liberty lessons of WWII and to highlight the new challenges we face to preserve and protect our freedoms today.
AReservation OnlyDinner Reception follows inside Building 640. 5PM - 7:30PM with specially-catered tastings fromLa Mar Cebicheria Peruanaand a sit down dinner fromVenga Paella.
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