In 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, resulting in the forced displacement and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans nationwide. Connecting the past with the present, this Day of Remembrance will acknowledge how white supremacy and xenophobia have impacted multiple communities. Inspired by James Baldwin's "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the 100th Anniversary of Emancipation," this event will feature USF community members who will read letters to loved ones, acknowledging the pain of lived and familial experiences, as well as the resilience that was generationally gifted and learned in order to withstand, thrive, and maintain hope.
Recognizing the interconnectedness of our struggles, we will be fundraising for Bay Area Border Relief, a group lead by USF faculty who work directly with immigrant families impacted by hostile state policies.
Sponsored by USF Asian Pacific American Studies.
For questions, please contact: Lenna Onishi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room 119 ("The Commons"), USF School of Education, 2350 Turk Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Thursday, February 28