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SAVE THE DATE / Day of Remembrance 2016 with Jack Hasegawa

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center


Day of Remembrance 2016 will take place on Tuesday, March 22 in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Our featured guest will be Jack Hasegawa, a third-generation American of Japanese descent (Sansei) recently retired as the Executive Director of 4H Education Center at AuerFarms in Bloomfield, CT. He was born in Greeley, Colorado, where his parents were part of a group of Japanese American internees sent to a farm labor camp to harvest sugar beets. They spent the rest of WWII at the War Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona. His father, Peter K. Hasegawa, later served in Italy with the famed all Japanese American 442nd Combat Battalion.

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute in close collaboration with the Asian American Cultural Center jointly hold the annual Day of Remembrance at UConn as a public, educational event that examines the historical context and continuing significance of the federal government of the United States imprisoning over 100,000 civilian members of the Japanese and Japanese American community in camps located on American soil during World War II in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Executive Order 9066 was signed by then president Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.

In 1988, after decades of grass-roots organizing and the public hearings that formed the core of the findings of the bi-partisan Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, an apology was issued and reparations paid after the congressional passage of the Civil Liberties Act on August 10, and signed by then president Ronald Reagan.


Ms. Fe Delos-Santos

Asian American Studies Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, History Department, Honors Program, UConn Master Calendar

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