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Preserve & Protect Our Freedoms- NJAHS Annual Awards Event
May 6 at 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, this year, we are reminded of the many struggles faced by Japanese Americans but also others less fortunate and marginalized in today’s society.
Join us to honor Keynote speaker Dr. Cruz Reynoso, civil rights attorney and the first Latino California Supreme Court justice and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee for his unwavering passion for social justice: his advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, his call for human dignity of the rural poor, and civil rights for the most vulnerable, marginalized communities. This year also marks 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.
And we pay tribute to Art Shibayama and Grace Shimizu of Campaign for Justice, for their quest for redress and education for Japanese Latin Americans of WWII.
A FREE public program 4PM – 5PM will be held 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.
A paid SPECIAL EVENT –Reservations Only- Sit Down Dinner will follow inside Building 640. 5:15PM – 7:30PM with specially-catered tastings from
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana and a sit down dinner from Venga Paella. Proceeds benefit the National Japanese American Historical Society.
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