Yale 2020 Japanese American WWII Incarceration Day of Remembrance

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Rosenfeld Hall Room GR 109 See map
109 Grove Street
New Haven , CT 06510
Event description: 

The Yale Japanese American Students Union and Asian American Cultural Center invite the Yale community to commemorate the 78th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. Yale’s 2020 Day of Remembrance will feature a fireside chat with Mr. Frank Sato, former Inspector General of the Departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs. At age 13, Mr. Sato was incarcerated with his family at Camp Harmony Prison, then Minidoka Prison, where they remained until the war ended. Mr. Sato later served on the National Board of the Japanese American Citizens League, first as National Secretary/Treasurer (1982-1984), then as National President (1984-1986), playing a critical role in the redress movement that culminated in President Reagan’s signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Join us for this evening of community building; dinner will be provided.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Event Source: 
Yale Affiliate
Open To: 
Graduate Students
Community Members