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75th Anniversary of the Executive Order 9066
February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Day of Remembrance 2017 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 that enabled the wartime incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry in 10 “Internment camps” across the country.
The program will be a discussion of the post-war resettlement of Incarcerated Japanese Americans in Colorado. Lane Hirabayashi UCLA Professor Emeritus and author of Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens, will lead the discussion, along with Adele Arakawa KUSA-TV news anchor. Photographs from Dr. Hirbayashi’s book will be on exhibit in the Atrium.
Participants will have access to the History Colorado museum and exhibits until 5pm.