2/18 — Day of Remembrance

Feb. 18 — The Japanese American National Museum will host its 2012 Day of Remembrance program from 2 to 4 p.m. The program will explore the theme, “70 Years After E.O. 9066: Defending Our Civil Liberties”, with a commemorative ceremony, keynote speaker Robin Toma of the Los Angeles County Human Relations commission and a stage performance piece featuring voices from the Nikkei and Muslim American communities. For more information call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org. Later Saturday evening, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., celebrate the unveiling of JANM’s newest online initiative, the Remembrance Project. The Project is a new website featuring stories about those affected by the events surrounding the Japanese American World War II experience. Through written Tributes submitted by individuals, families, and friends, this evovling three-year project will allow the Museum to present these important first-person stories to newer, younger, and more diverse audiences and will continue to make these stories accessible to future generations. Join us for a special event which will preimiere the debut of a PSA video with actor and activist George Takei. Invited guests also include key social media influencers. For more information, call (213) 625-0414.