Saturday, April 9, 2011

New York Day of Rembrance 2011

In recognition pf the approaching 10th anniversary since 9/11, Japanese American United church continues the important work of healing and reflecting over the internmentm while simultaneously considering how we as a community can stand next to another in a similar time of peril.

Program Title
9066 / 9-11: Japanese American and Muslim and Arab American Communities
In Crisis,In Solidarity,In Justice,In Compassion
Program Content

Shot was done using available light in the church. The lighting was a mix of fluorescent and tungsten. There was a projector screen in the background and it was used as a reference color to white balance all the photographs using Olympus Viewer2 software. 

Performance: Composer/flutist Nobuko Miyazaki performing an original piece reflecting shared experiences of Japanese Americans and Arab and Muslim Americans, featuring poetry by Janice Mirikitani and Suhei Hammad. With April Centrone (percussion), John Vergara ( oud - Arabic lute), Olivia Oguma and Nora Armani.

The New York Day of Remembrance Committee is a non-profit, as-hoc committee of volunteers whose primary mission is to organize an annual "Day of Remembrance" commemorating the experiences of the over 120,000 Japanese Americans unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

The New York Day of Remembrance Committee members
More information on William HohriFrank Emi and the resisters.

Event held at Japanese American United Church.

Please participate in JustOneCrane project of Save the Children Japan. There cranes symbolize our hope that Japan will be able to start healing on this long journey to recovery, and the donations will go to support the younger generation of Japan who will become an integral part of the process.


1 comment:

  1. Anthony! Thank you for these wonderful photos and the beautiful post you created for it. It was a pleasure having you there, thanks for your contribution and commitment to the community! - mariko masaoka-drew