Day of Remembrance Gatherings to Remember and Resist Japanese Incarcerations during WWII

/ February 7, 2024

Announcing Seattle’s 2024 Day of Remembrance gatherings. Day of Remembrance: Remember and Resist events will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at two locations and two meeting times.

  • 1:00 pm @Washington State Fairgrounds’ Agriplex   5th St SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
  • 2:30 pm @ Northwest Detention Center   1623 East J Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

February 19, 2024 marks 82 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. Most Japanese Americans in the Seattle area spent their first few months in detention at the Puyallup Assembly Center, where the Washington State Fairgrounds stand today. 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.

Attendees will hear from incarceration survivors past and present as we remember and resist this Day of Remembrance.

Events organized by Tsuru for Solidarity, La Resistencia, Puyallup Valley Chapter – Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle JACL, Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, and Densho.

Images credit: Densho Digital Repository