2018 / Japanese American National Museum to present 2018 Day of Remembrance, Feb. 17

Signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 by President Ronald Reagan, 1988. Gift of Norman Y. Mineta. Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum

2018 Day of Remembrance

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988: The Victory and the Unfinished Business

Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m.

The Japanese American National Museum presents the 2018 Day of Remembrance in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, OCA Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA).

In addition to marking the 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, this year’s event commemorates the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the legislation that provided a formal apology from the US government and monetary reparations to survivors of the forced evacuation and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Featured speakers will include Alan Nishio, community activist and founding member of National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (now Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress), who will speak about the importance of the Civil Liberties Act, what it did not accomplish, and its ongoing relevance today.