Day of Remembrance - Film showing "The Empty Chair"
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About The Event
The Alaska Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League presents "Day of Remembrance" on Monday, February 19th, 2018 (6:00pm) at the Wilda Marston Theatre at the Loussac Library.
The program will feature the acclaimed documentary film, The Empty Chair, a story of Japanese and Japanese Americans living in Southeast, Alaska prior to WWII, their internment during the war and return to Alaska, and the support they received from their Alaskan communities. The film features the Empty Chair Project undertaken by the community of Juneau, Alaska, to commemorate those of Japanese ancestry who were forced to leave Juneau when they were sent to internment camps, in particular, John Tanaka, who was to have been Juneau High School Class of 1942's valedictorian, but was absent from the graduation ceremonies due to his internment.
Day of Remembrance honors the legacy of the 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry who were evacuated to internment camps during World War II. This tragic period of our American history, not to be forgotten and never to be repeated.
No charge for attending, donations are appreciated.