On the Day of Remembrance, February 19, we honor the experiences and memories of Japanese American communities affected by the World War II incarceration and its legacy, and reflect on lessons that this grave injustice holds for us today.
On February 19, admission is free. At 2 pm, Noguchi Museum educators Mariko Aoyagi and Harumi Ori lead tours of the Museum in English and Japanese. At 3 pm, artist Maya Jeffereis along with Alexis Takahashi, Emily Akpan, Lauren Sumida, Mari Shiratori, Mike Ishii, Yuriko Yamaki, Takeshi Furumoto, and Carol Furumoto of the New York Day of Remembrance Committee (NYDOR) lead a durational reading of Isamu Noguchi’s essay “I Become a Nisei” followed by a roundtable conversation about the text. A reading room of materials exploring the incarceration from diverse perspectives is available in the education studio, along with an information table to learn more about NYDOR’s activism work.
To learn more about this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.