Sunday, February 21, 2016
12:00pm-1:30pm-Youth & Young Adult Brunch Meeting
Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark St
In 1942, some 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were removed from their homes on the West Coast and sent to concentration camps during WWII.
Forty-six years later, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to acknowledge and apologize for this fundamental injustice, to make reparations to those affected, as well as to discourage the occurrence of similar violations of civil liberties in the future.
This year’s Day of Remembrance program features Mitchell T. Maki, co-author of the book Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress with an in-depth discussion of this struggle for justice. Dr. Maki is the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs at California State University, a licensed clinical social worker, and one of the leading scholars on the Japanese American redress movement.
Youth & Young Adult Brunch Meeting
Engage in a discussion with Chicagoland youth and Dr. Mitchell Maki to learn about Japanese American redress and understand how it relates to racial justice issues affecting our city today. Food will be provided. The Annual Day of Remembrance program will follow from 2 – 3 PM in the same location. Please RSVP for this event.
This event is sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Council, Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, Japanese American Citizens League-Chicago Chapter, Japanese American Service Committee, and Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago. The program is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 773.273.0097.