Nationwide, Day of Remembrance (DOR) has been commemorated on or near February 19th when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in 1942,Â enforcingÂ theÂ exclusion, eviction, and incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, both citizens and immigrants.Â It has become a timeÂ for diverse communities to stand together to carry the light for justice and reaffirm aÂ unifiedÂ commitment to civil and human rights.
Nakayoshi Young Professionals will be volunteering for the Annual Bay Area Day of Remembrance on Saturday, February 22nd at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas (1881 Post. st.) in SFâ€™s Japan Town. The main event is from 2-4 p.m., but weâ€™ll be helping out prior, during, and after the program.Â The first shift starts at 11 a.m., and the second shift is from 1 to 6:30 p.m.Â Sign up for shifts here:Â http://goo.gl/w3dZ1P.
*Business casual attire is suggested.
*Additional opportunities:Â If youâ€™re available the day after, New People Cinemas in SF is in need of volunteers who can help clean between shows at the Films of Remembrance screenings on Sunday, February 23rd.
Check out the event Facebook page, and for further inquiries, contact Erika Shimizu at eks003[@]msn.com.
Come volunteer with us!