A Japantown Community Gathering Featuring
• Candlelight vigil
• Multicultural and youth speakers
• Resources to address incidents of hate
• Wall of Compassion where people can post messages of support and affirmation
Since and before the elections, there has been a rise in incidences of hate throughout the country, which appear to be emboldened by the misogynistic, xenophobic and racist rhetoric of the Trump campaign. The Southern Poverty Law Center, to date, has documented more than 430 incidents since the elections alone, including physical assaults and racist vandalism.
As a community that knows all too well the effects of wartime hysteria, racial prejudice and the failure of political leadership, the Japanese American community responds, using our own experience as a stark reminder of the effects of the deprivation of civil liberties.
In a show of unity with targeted communities — including Muslims, Arab Americans, immigrants, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, LGBTQ persons, Native Americans and women — the Japanese American and Japantown community is taking a clear and unequivocal stand against hate, while addressing the fear that has shrouded our communities.
Please join the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium, the Japantown community and interested others in a show of support and unity.
Start Time: 6:00 PM