Happy New Year, 2015 is the year of the Sheep.
NCRR Celebrates the New Year.
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Notes from the "Power of Commission Hearings
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NCRR spokesperson, Kathy Masaoka, presents NCRR statement at the Korean Women's International Conference
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JAHSSC Goes Out with a "Bang"
for the Community!
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Mervyn Dymally Bust Dedicated
Day of Remembrance 2014
Generations Speak Out !
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Purification Ceremony at the Tuna Canyon Detetention Center
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NCRR Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the CLA 1988 with a screening in Little Tokyo, August 10th, 2013.
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Comfort Women Monument Unveiled in Glendale, July 30th
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NCRR Presents a panel on "The Power of The Commission Hearings: First Person Voices of Japanese American Incarceration"at the Japanese American National Museum's 4th National Conference
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Tuna Canyon Detention Station
City Council Unanimously Declares Grove at Tuna Canyon Site a Historic-Cultural Monument
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Preservation at Tuna Canyon, Verdugo Hills Golf course deal reached at City Council Meeting on June 21st.
Compromise will preserve grove of oaks at site of Tuna Canyon detention facility.
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Day of Remembrance 2013
25th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act
“Our Struggle, Our Perseverance, Our Commitment”
The 2013 Day of Remembrance took place on Saturday, February 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “The 25th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988: Our Struggle, Our Perseverance, Our Commitment”.
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2013 DOR 25th Anniversary Program- Click here
2103 DOR Program on You Tube-Click here
2013 DOR Photos- Click here
2013 DOR interactive slideshow
Satomi goes to Washington DC
As part of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts United States of America (GSUSA), Satomi Honjiyo and seven other Girl Scouts from across the nation were invited to meet President Obama in the Oval Office on June 8,, 2012. All eight scouts were Gold Award recipients, the highest achievement and awarded to only 5% of all eligible scouts. Satomi is the daughter of Amy Utsunomiya Honjiyo and Reid Honjiyo of Monterey Park, California.
NCRR Remembers Two Heroes
NCRR Book Project: In the works
Education Committee Stays Busy in 2012
2012 Education Committee activities began on a high note on January 20 with a Phoenix, Arizona screening of Stand Up for Justice, the Ralph Lazo Story.
Robin Toma (2nd from left), Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Relations Commission; Rinban Noriyuki Ito (far left) of Higashi Hongwanji Temple and JACL were honored in September for their advocacy work for the Muslim/Arab-Americans and South Asian communities. The Muslim Public Affairs Council honored the group at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Their victory is our victory
In March 1945 five Mexican American families sued four school districts in Westminster, Orange County, California, on behalf of an entire community whose children were required to attend segregated "Mexican schools." Their class action lawsuit became known as Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District el al. After two years of fighting, the families won their case. At the time, this was the most important legal victory in the fight against segregation the nation had ever known.
Day of Remembrance 2012
The connection between past and present constitutional issues was emphasized at the annual Day of Remembrance program in Little Tokyo. "70 Years After Executive Order 9066: Defending Our Civil Liberties"
Kathy Masaoka awarded the Dan B.Genung Visionary leadership Award from All Peoples Community Center.
Kathy Masaoka, a co-chair of NCRR, was awarded the Dan B. Genung Visionary Leadership Award from All Peoples Community Center on October 6th, 2011. Kathy credits growing up in multi-ethnic Boyle Heights with helping her develop an appreciation for people from diverse backgrounds. As a minority student at a predominantly white high school, Kathy explored questions of race, culture and identity at an early age. Enrolling in some of the first Asian American Studies classes taught at UC Berkley in the late 1960s, she was determined to find answers to her questions.
NCRR Condemns Lowe's Home Improvement retraction of its advertising on the TLC’s program called All-American Muslim.
UC Irvine 11- delivered at the Santa Ana courthouse press conference on Monday, September 19, 2011 victims
During World War II, 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in camps simply for being Japanese American and looking like the enemy who had bombed Pearl Harbor so we understand how it feels to be targeted. We had committed no wrong and there was no trial - our constitutional right to due process was denied.
A friend of NCRR has been collecting for Japan's March 11th, Tsunami victims.
Sorry for the long silence. I'm getting better and I think I got about 80% of myself out of depression, but I'm still taking a mountain of medicine every night. Doesn't sound good, does it? But hey, with all of your support, I AM getting better. Brian Kito came to Japan about two weeks ago and went to Sendai and Ishinomaki and was stunned to see what's out there.
All about Kizuna-
Uniting Nikkei fir the Future
Kizuna is the newest nonprofit organization on the block dedicated to building a much needed space for the next generation within our community. Kizuna is an organization that will allow a new generation of community activists to vision and implement a future for our community.
L.A. Times: U.S.Official cites deceit in WWII internments...
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A screening of Stand up for Justice was held at the East Los Angeles Library on May 24th attended by 200 plus viewers. See photos
DOR 2011: Ten Years After 9/11
The main reception hall at the Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo was filled to capacity with participants and visitors for DOR 2011.
Thank you from Ehren Watada
2011 NCRR Shinnenkai Photos
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Download the Stand Up For Justice Curriculum Guide
1. Guide (PDF)
2. Cards (PDF)
3. Appendix (PDF)
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