Third Symposium on Asians in the Americas
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

The Community Church of New York
28 E. 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

June 14, 2013

The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

March 23, 2013

San Jose Peace and Justice Center
(between Santa Clara and San Fernando)
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA

2012 has been a breakthrough year for Enemy Alien as well as for Life or Liberty's next project, the Tule Lake Documentary.

NYC Day of Remembrance

Saturday, April 9, 2011 (All day)

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Japanese American United Church
255 7th Ave (between 24th and 25th Streets)
New York, NY

This is a special commemoration of the WW2 incarceration of Japanese Americans where a representative of Park 51 (the "Ground Zero Mosque") will be speaking. Following that I'll be sharing the trailer of Enemy Alien.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1-4pm, the New York Day of Remembrance Committee invites you to a special coalition building event in remembrance of the WW II incarceration of Japanese Americans and in solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans targeted by racism in this post 9-11 era. Across the country, our communities are using Day of Remembrance as a vehicle to shed light on the shared experience of wartime hysteria and racism.

Facebook event link

Our 2011 Day of Remembrance gathering is named "9066 / 9/11: Japanese American and Muslim and Arab American Communities: In Crises, In Solidarity, In Justice, In Compassion". We will be commemorating Executive Order 9066 which mandated the forced incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and the aftermath of September 11 targeting Arab and Muslim-Americans.

In recognition of the approaching 10th anniversary since 9/11, please join us as we continue to do the important work of healing and reflecting over the internment, while simultaneously considering how we as a community can stand next to another in a similar time of peril.

* · Speaker Janan Delgado from the Park 51 Islamic Cultural Center. Janan Delgado was born and raised in Ecuador, and educated in Beirut, Cairo and New York. Her academic interests center on Islamic legal theories and Medieval Islamic history. She also writes on gender and Muslim minority issues in the modern West, and her articles have been published and cited in, Gender Across Borders, Racialicious, The Guardian UK, The Huffington Post and others. Janan Delgado lives in NYC and is Program Coordinator at Park51, the planned community center in Lower Manhattan.
* · Remembrances of Frank Emi and William Hohri
* · Composer/flutist Nobuko Miyazaki performing an original piece reflecting shared experiences of Japanese Americans and Arab and Muslim Americans, featuring poetry by Janice Mirikitani and Suheir Hammad. With April Centrone (percussion), John Vergara (oud - Arabic lute), Olivia Oguma and Nora Armani.
* · Candlelight Ceremony
* · Special film screenings of the "Enemy Alien" trailer, directed and produced by Konrad Aderer, and the short film "9066 to 9/11: America’s Concentration Camps, Then...and Now?", directed by Akira Boch.
* · A Building Bridges Community Potluck. Please bring a dish to share from your culture!

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Japanese American United Church
255 7th Ave (between 24th and 25th Streets), New York, NY 10001

For more information contact Michael Ishii:
Donations can be made to NYC Day of Remembrance Committee. Please send donations to: NY Day of Remembrance Cmte; 4157 75th Street #2D, Elmhurst NY 11373

We look forward to seeing you all there. Help spread the word! THANK YOU!

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