Day of Remembrance: 1942-2022

When: Saturday, February 19, 10am-1pm

Where: At 10 am, meet at the Puyallup Fairgrounds (Blue Lot Parking, 311 10th Ave SE,

Puyallup, WA 98372).

At 11 am, we will move to the Northwest Detention Center (1623 E J Street, Tacoma WA 98421) for a continuation of the program starting at 12 pm.

Details: Weather permitting, there will be some outdoor programming. Masks and social

distancing required.

February 19, 2022 will mark 80 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and mass incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast and beyond. Most Japanese Americans in the Seattle area spent their first few months in detention at the Puyallup Fairgrounds (“Camp Harmony”) until their transfer to the concentration camps at Minidoka, ID, and Tule Lake, CA. The trauma of family separation, child imprisonment, poor sanitation, bad food, inadequate health care, and uncertain futures persists – and continues today at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

Join Tsuru for Solidarity, Seattle Japanese American Citizens League, Puyallup Japanese American Citizens League, Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, Densho, and La Resistencia for a car rally at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and NWDC. Together, we will Remember and Resist these past and present injustices.


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[Logo artwork by Eugene Tagawa]


Teachers! Join us for our free online Teacher Training on Saturday, February 26th at 10:00AM-2:00PM PST.

In this workshop, learn about Japanese American history through literature. Explore our forthcoming graphic novel “Those Who Helped Us.” A historical fiction novel, “Those Who Helped” focuses on the efforts and actions of other Americans who stood by their fellow Americans despite the opinion of the day.

Introduce primary source materials into your classroom, use graphic novels for literacy, and gain comfort in teaching aspects of our collective histories you may not already teach. Find a connection to the stories of standing up for justice and bring the theme of upstanding into your classroom discussions.

Our program will take place virtually and on Zoom. Participants can expect an email with the Zoom link and outline for the program one week before the event.

Registration link: