Sunday, February 17, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 called for the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. Every year, the Japanese American community in Chicago comes together to commemorate EO9066 as a reminder of the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all.
On Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.), DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2019 features a keynote address from KAREN KOREMATSU, Founder and Executive Director of the FRED T. KOREMATSU INSTITUTE and the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu. Since her father’s passing in 2005, Karen has carried on Fred’s legacy as a civil rights advocate, public speaker and public educator.
Ms. Korematsu shares her passion for social justice and education at K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, law schools, teachers’ conferences and organizations across the country. Karen’s work, and her father’s legacy, extends to advocating for civil liberties for all communities, and she addresses current issues that draw lessons from the past.
Meet the speaker at the reception following the program.
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