2011 San Jose Day of Remembrance
The San Jose Day of Remembrance commemorates the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which led to the forced incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Each year, we gather to remember that great civil liberties tragedy from over 68 years ago and each one of us reflects on what that event means to us today.

The 31st Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance is entitled Fighting Against Fear. Over the last year, the politics of fear took center stage as debate raged over the mosque near ground zero, threats on Koran burnings, heightened tensions between the Justice Department and Muslim American civil rights organizations, and continuous calls for racial profiling at airports. Many people have seen direct parallels with the experience of Japanese Americans during and after the Second World War.

The Day of Remembrance is an event that aims to bring different communities together in order to build trust, respect and understanding among all people and to renew our pledge to fight for equality, justice and peace.
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