Minami Tamaki LLP Senior Counsel Donald K. Tamaki will keynote 44th Annual Day of Remembrance hosted by the National Japanese American Historical Society, on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Christ United Presbyterian Church, 1700 Sutter St., in San Francisco Japantown. The event will also be live-streamed. Click here for more information and to register.
Don will also receive the Clifford I. Uyeda Peace and Humanitarian Award, named for a long-time civil rights leader, presented by the National Japanese American Historical Society. Don was a member of the legal team that successfully reopened the wartime Supreme Court case of Fred Korematsu in the 1980s.
The annual Day of Remembrance commemorates President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, which led to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. The event celebrates the redress movement that resulted in the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and expresses solidarity with other communities currently seeking justice.
“Carrying the Light for Justice” is the theme of the event, emceed by CBS Bay Area news anchor Ryan Yamamoto. The program will include a candle-lighting ceremony, a spoken-word performance by Lauren Ito, and an interfaith benediction and procession led by the Japanese American Religious Federation.