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2.14.2012

japanese american national museum celebrates the launch of the remembrance project



Yo, Los Angeles! A quick heads up. This Saturday, February 18, the Japanese National Museum is celebrating the official launch of its Remembrance Project, a communal website commemorating the Japanese American experience during WWII. The launch comes 70 years after President Franklin D. Roosvelt signed Executive Order 9066 into effect, stripping thousands of Japanese Americans of civil liberties. More information:
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2012
6:00PM PST - 8:30PM PST

WHERE: Japanese American National Museum (Inahara Gallery Foyer)
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celebrate the public unveiling of the Museums' newest online initiative the Remembrance Project.

In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of E.O. 9066, the Project is a new website featuring stories about those affected by the events surrounding the Japanese American World War II experience. Through written Tributes submitted by individuals, families, and friends, this evolving three-year project will allow the Museum to present these important first-person stories to newer, younger, and more diverse audiences and will continue to make these stories accessible to future generations.

Join us for a special event which will premiere the debut of a PSA video with actor and activist George Takei. Invited guests also include key social media influencers. For more information, call 213.625.0414.
That's right, JANM's premiering a PSA video with George Takei. For more information, visit the Japanese American National Museum's website.