Pearl Harbor Anniversary Press Conference
PRESS CONFERENCE: On Pearl Harbor Day, Japanese Americans Caution Against Dangers of Government-Sponsored Racial Profiling
December 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor. For the Japanese American community, the tragedy of this attack was compounded by the resulting mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans by the United States government.
In the wake of Islamophobic rhetoric by President-Elect Trump and his surrogates targeting Muslims and proposing a Muslim “registry,” JACL Chicago will host a press conference highlighting the continued relevance of the WWII Japanese American incarceration, and caution against allowing race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership to once again lead to a violation of the principles of our democracy.
Pear Harbor Day 75th Anniversary press conference
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10 AM
Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W Menomonee St., Chicago IL 60640. Free parking available: From North Avenue, head north on Hudson Ave. Turn right at the dead end onto Willow Ave. Entrance to parking lot is immediately on the left.
Educate the public on the injustice of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, and show solidarity with the Muslim community in an increasingly Islamophobic post-election climate.
– Rebecca Ozaki, Youth Co-Chair, JACL Chicago
– Chiyoko Omachi, former detainee, Poston War Relocation Center
– Brant Rosen, Midwest Regional Director, American Friends Service Committee–Chicago
– Sufyan S. Sohel, Deputy Director & Counsel, CAIR-Chicago
– Sandra Yamate, Attorney-at-Law
Free and open to the public.
LOCATION: 435 W Menomonee St
VENUE: Midwest Buddhist Temple
START DATE: December 07th, 2016