Nikkei Student Union at UW invites you to our annual Day of Remembrance event on February 20th, 2020. Day of Remembrance commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the unjust imprisonment of over 120,000 Japanese American immigrants and citizens during WWII. Today, we are seeing history repeat itself with the inhumane detention and racist treatment of immigrants in our country.

The event will include a Tsuru Fold-in to contribute to the Tsuru for Solidarity movement. Tsuru, origami paper cranes, have long been a symbol of hope and compassion in Japanese culture. The Tsuru that we fold will be included in Tsuru for Solidarity’s National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps in Washington D.C. this June. Join us for a performance by Taiko Kai at the University of Washington , speakers, refreshments, and tsuru folding!

The history of American concentration camps is part of of the UW campus’s history. In 1942 over 400 UW students of Japanese ancestry were forced to leave their education behind and imprisoned  due solely to their race. Through this event organizers hope to give the UW community an opportunity to pay tribute to this aspect of this history and recognize how the hateful ideology which motivated it continues to play out on and off campus today. Come learn, fold, and find out about further actions you can take!

  • When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  • Where: University of Washington’s Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Ct NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Nikkei Student Union at UW is a Registered Student Organization whose mission is to foster a sense of community and cultural unity for Japanese American Students and honor our shared history through educational events, service and more.

Japanese Student Association at UW is Registered Student Organization who promotes Japanese culture and traditions to the greater Seattle community and offer a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Asian Student Commission at UW is one of nine diversity commissions established by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Through programming, outreach, and advocacy, they are devoted to empowering Asian/Asian American student voices on campus.

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