Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8 pm
Issei Memorial Building
565 N 5th St San Jose
Kodomo no tame ni! They’re our children set them free!
The travesty of separating families at the border, imprisoning asylum seekers in inhumane conditions, and tearing apart communities must stop. We say #NeverAgainIsNow!
Fort Sill once held Japanese Issei or first generation immigrants during WWII without due process. Before that it held Native Americans including Geronimo, who died within its walls. To open it up again to imprison unaccompanied minors, children, would be a travesty and open a painful wound. By holding children on Federal sites, the US government is also able to bypass child safety regulations from the state.
Please join the Japanese American community, Nikkei Resisters, Nihonmachi Outreach Committee, San Jose JACL, and Silicon Valley JACL for a Solidarity Vigil and Press Conference on the steps of the historic Issei Memorial Building. If you have candles please bring them. Please share with your networks.
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