The Remembrance Project is currently under construction. Please check back on February 18, 2012, for the official launch of the website.
About the Remembrance Project
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which instigated unfair indignities and injustice for over 285,000 people of Japanese ancestry residing in the U.S. and abroad, including unlawful removal from their homes and unconstitutional abridgment of their rights.
In 2012, as we mark the 70th anniversary of this historic event, the Japanese American National Museum is launching its newest initiative, the Remembrance Project. This project encourages individuals and families to remember their history and to pay tribute to the unique experiences of family members, friends, and other individuals affected by the signing of E.O. 9066 and World War II.
Please join us…
Remembrance Project Public Unveiling
Saturday, February 18 • 6–8PM
Inahara Gallery Foyer at the Japanese American National Museum
JANM’s newest endeavor, the Remembrance Project, will be publically unveiled on Saturday, February 18, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the signing of the presidential Executive Order 9066. The Honorable Norman Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation, and Remembrance Project Co-chair, will present an overview of the Project, and the event will premier the new PSA featuring actor and Project Co-chair George Takei.
Light reception to follow. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Remembrance Project was made possible with major support by Guy & Audrey Watanabe.
Photo from the Japanese American National Museum permanent collection. Gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata (93.102.194)