BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20060221T000000Z DTEND:20060221T000000Z DESCRIPTION:UC Berkeley's Nikkei Student Union celebrates\n\nDAY OF REMEMBR ANCE 2006\n\nScreening:\n"Stand Up For Justice" by Visual Communications & NCRR\n"Stranded" by USC graduate students\nPanel Discussion & Reception with film producers and educators\n\nTuesday\, February 21\, 2006\n7:00 pm \nHeller Lounge\, MLK Student Union Building\nUniversity of California\, B erkeley\n(free event & wheelchair accessible)\n\nContact:\nBrandon Nakada\ , Issues Chair of NSU\, <a></a>\nTamiko Forrest\, NSU C o-President\, <a></a>\n<!--break-->\nOn Tuesday\, Febr uary 21\, 2006 at 7 pm\, the UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union will hold it s annual Day of Remembrance event. The Nikkei Student Union\, also known as NSU\, was founded four years ago as a student organization dedicated t o increasing awareness of Japanese American issues\, as well as promoting dialogue between students of Japanese ancestry and those interested in Jap anese American culture. \n\nThe Day of Remembrance is an annual recognitio n of President Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19\ , 1942\, which authorized the unconstitutional internment of 120\,000 Japa nese Americans during World War II. The event highlights the injustice im posed upon Japanese Americans as a result of racial discrimination. \n\nPl ease support our community and our JA heritage by making February 21st an event for your children\, family\, and friends. The event will be held at 7 pm in the Heller Lounge (located in the MLK Student Union Building on t he UC Berkeley campus) and is free to the public. Two short films will be shown\, both of which involve the themes of loyalty and friendship betwee n individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. "Stand Up F or Justice\," a film by Visual Communications and the Nikkei for Civil Rig hts and Redress\, is a true story revolving around a teenager named Ralph Lazo\, who willfully accompanies his Japanese American friends to the Manz anar internment camp. The other film\, "Stranded\," is a thought-provokin g production by USC graduate students. Two Japanese American GI's are in a dilemma as to what to do with a wounded German soldier they stumble acro ss during a battle in WWII. The film depicts the human condition to which all ethnic groups can relate. \n\nA speaker panel (consisting of the films' producers and educators) will be present to answer questions f rom the audience. We will conclude the event with a reception. Refreshme nts will be served.\n DTSTAMP:20240721T225153Z SUMMARY:Day of Remembrance 2006 - Berkeley URL:/en/events/2006/02/21/day-of-remembrance-2006-berkeley/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR