Day of Remembrance 2016
Japanese American Incarceration and the Art of Identity with Roger Shimomura
Friday, February 19, 2016
First Floor Center and Warner Bros. Theater
The museum will mark on the 74th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WW II, with an evening of programming.
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Conversation, Performance & Donation Ceremony (Warner Bros. Theater)
Roger Shimomura, a multifaceted Japanese American artist who works as a painter, printmaker, performance artist, professor and collector and is a camp survivor, will donate objects from his time in the camp. Following the donation ceremony journalist David Ono will lead a discussion with Shimomura about his life in the camp and his art. A performance by Regie Cabico, a Filipino American poet and spoken word artist, who has appeared on HBO and MTV, will conclude the evening.
8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Book Signing
Roger Shimomura will sign copies
National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
Japanese American Citizens League (National & DC chapter)
Japanese American Veterans Association
Related Online exhibit: A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
This event is free and open to the public. The closest Metro station is Federal Triangle.
Location: Warner Bros. Theater, First Floor
National Museum of American History
(use the Constitution Avenue entrance)
For more information: Americanhistoryapacollection@si.edu