OAKLAND — An Interfaith Vigil of Remembrance and A Call for Liberation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. (Note: Time and location have been changed.)
Presented by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI), Berkeley JACL and Berkeley Buddhist Temple.
“Together we will gather in unity and multifaith prayer to remember the 81st anniversary of President [Franklin] Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 that led to the horrific mass incarceration of Japanese Americans,” event organizers said. “Join us to call for the closure of all immigrant detention facilities and ten prisons in California by 2025.
“Please feel free to bring signs and art that uplifts the message of liberation for all and closing harmful immigrant detention facilities and prisons.”
12 to 12:45 p.m.: Interfaith vigil
12:45 to 1:15 p.m.: Procession to California State Building, 1515 Clay St.
1:15 to 1:30 p.m.: Calls for liberation
The vigil will include a performance by the Tatsumaki Taiko Group (pictured).
Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/im4humanintegrity
For more information, contact Gala King, regional director of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, at email@example.com.
San Francisco Bay Area Day of Remembrance Committee
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
Buena Vista Community Institute
Campaign for Justice: Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans!
Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project
Kehilla Community Synagogue Immigration Committee
Pine United Methodist Church
Buddhist Church of Oakland
Japanese American Families for Justice
Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Sycamore Congregational Church UCC