Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League Presents

Day of Remembrance Workshop "The Parallels Between Pearl Harbor and 9/11: Lessons from History"
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 1:00-3:00
Location: The Memorial Hall at Enmanji Buddhist Temple
1200 Gravenstein Hwy S., Sebastopol, CA 95472

We are pleased to invite you to a workshop "The Parallels Between Pearl Harbor and 9/11: Lessons from History". This workshop is sponsored and organized by the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League for "Day of Remembrance" to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt.  

This workshop's main objectives are to:
Our keynote speaker, Imam Ali Siddiqui, Executive Director of Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies & Understanding, will speak about his experiences of living in America as a Muslim particularly after 9/11. Sonoma County JACL board member Marie Sugiyama will speak about her experiences in a Japanese American internment camp.

We welcome our local filmmaker, Lina Hoshino, who will show her film Caught In Between, which illustrates the power of people coming together to fight for human rights by comparing the two groups' experiences.  She will also facilitate an open discussion to conclude the program.

This workshop is open to the public and free of charge. Donations at the door are appreciated. Refreshments will be served after the program.

To find out more, please contact sonomacojacl@yahoo.com. Please RSVP by February 13, 2013 to reserve your seat.
About JACL  The JACL, founded in 1929, is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The Sonoma County Chapter was organized in August of 1934. It is dedicated to educating the public about the Japanese American experience, monitoring legislation affecting minority human and civil rights, and fostering Japanese American culture. Please visit www.sonomacojacl.org for more information.

Sonoma County JACL - PO Box 1915 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 - www.sonomacojacl.org