Join us on Feb 12, 2022for an interfaith vigil to remember the 80th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt that led to the mass incarceration of 120,000 mostly Japanese Americans. This shameful part of American History must be remembered to ensure the survivors stories are not forgotten, and this injustice is repaired.
During Black History Month, while we remember this legacy in the Japanese American community, we will also be calling for solidarity with: Reparations for African Americans and Stop AAPI Hate. Let us acknowledge that U.S. imperialism globally, xenophobia, and systemic racism have all been common threads that weave our struggles together, historically and today.
We invite people of all faiths, cultures, and traditions to join us!
Jeff Matsuoka, San Francisco Bay Area Day of Remembrance Committee
Chizu Omori, Tsuru for Solidarity, incarcerated for 3 1/2 years during World War II
Tara U., Berkeley Buddhist Temple, grandparents were incarcerated during World War II
Rev. Marjorie Wilkes Matthews, Plymouth United Church of Christ
Prof. Russell Jeung, Stop AAPI Hate and Professor at SFSU
Chanton Bun, Asian Law Caucus – Advancing Justice, served 23 years in incarceration
Joyce Xi, daughter of Chinese scientist unjustly targeted by the FBI
Songs, cultural offerings, and prayers by:
Rev. Harry Bridge, Buddhist Church or Oakland
Rev. Theon Johnson, Downs Memorial United Methodist Church
Elijah Chhum, Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Minister Cherri Murphy, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy
Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Tsuru for Solidarity, San Francisco Bay Area Day of Remembrance Committee, Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Pine United Methodist Church, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, Sycamore Congregational Church UCC, CERI – Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, and Plymouth UCC
Join us on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in honor of International Human Rights Day for a virtual vigil with ritual, song, and call to action. We will center Filipinx voices impacted by inhumane U.S. immigration and incarceration policies, and US-backed human rights abuses in the Philippines.
We invite people of all faiths, cultures, and traditions to join us in embodying our Philippine values: magpagaling ng kababayan (healing of Filipinx community), paglaban (to fight), pagbangon (to rise up), and pagkikibaka (to struggle).
Rev. Henry Pablo, Los Banos and Dos Palos United Methodist Church (UMC)
Rev. Jeanelle Ablola, Pine UMC
Rev. Jojo Gabuya, Fellowship Church of Reconciliation
Estelito Adiova, community leader in Imperial Regional Detention Center
Maria Legarda, Asian Prisoner Support Committee and Kasama ng Kalayaan
Shelly Clements, IM4HI volunteer and Kasama ng Kalayaan
Rev. Fel Cao, Faith and Riverside UMC
Johanna Dela Cruz, National Council of Churches in the Philippines