Day of Rememberance - Salinas

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Community Event

Fev 201226
1:30p.m.

Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture
940 N. Main Street
Salinas, California
United States

Rodeo Roundup, a presentation by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose
(JAMsj) will be featured at the Day of Remembrance on Sunday, February 26, 1:30 pm at the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture (different venue from the Steinbeck National Museum), 940 N. Main Street, Salinas, CA. The host organization, the Gilroy Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League promises a meaningful learning experience about a grim chapter in U.S. History.
Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 mandated the evacuation of Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast. The Salinas Rodeo Grounds was established by the government as a “holding ground” before deportation to Poston, Arizona, one of ten War Relocation Authority detention camps.

The presentation will show case the following: Bilingual storyteller, Megumi will open by spinning tales to provide background information. The main event, a panel discussion, will feature Sus Ikeda, Jack Matsuoka, Bob Oka, and Aki (Awaya) Okuno, who will recount first hand experiences at the center. Facilitator, Aggie Idemoto will encourage interaction among and between panelists and the audience. And finally, a mini-exhibit describing the life and times during incarceration at the assembly center will round out the presentation.
The program will begin at the California Historical Monument and Memorial Garden, located next to the Salinas Rodeo Grounds on the area formally known as the Salinas Community Center or Sherwood Gardens, and will then proceed to the Santa Lucia Room of the Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture adjacent to the monument.

This annual observance is sponsored by the five JACL chapters of the Greater
Monterey Bay area: Gilroy, Monterey Peninsula, San Benito County, Salinas Valley and Watsonville-Santa Cruz.
Questions? Call Lily Kawafuchi, Gilroy JACL, at (408) 710-5079 for further information

 

JAMsj . Atualizado em Fev 03 2012 3:37 p.m.


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