“The Orange Story” at 2017 Day of Remembrance


The Orange Story, the dramatic short film about the WWII Japanese American internment starring Joe Takehara Sensei, will be screened again at this year’s Day of Remembrance observance.

Titled “Time for Action,” Day of Remembrance is an annual event held to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt which led to the internment.

The event will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Chicago History Museum (1601 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614).

Here is the complete schedule for the event.

2:00 p.m. Welcome
Chicago History Museum President: Gray Johnson
Chicago Japanese American Historical Society President Jean Mishima

2:05 p.m Mistress of Ceremony Anna Takada
Presentation of Colors Nisei Post 1183

2:15 p.m. Reading of The Civilian Exclusion Order Zoe Ariyama

2:20p.m. Viewing of the films:
The Orange Story
A Song for Manzanar

2: 50 p.m. Poetry Reading Dwight Okita
The Nice Thing About Counting Stars
In Response to Executive Order 9066

3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Moderator Sandra Yamate
Panel Members: The Orange Story Jason Matsumoto, Executive Producer
Erika Street Hopman, Writer & Director

A Song for Manzanar
Kazuko Golden, Writer & Director
Dwight Okita, Poet & Author

3:50 p.m. Retiring of the Color

4:00 p.m. Acknowledgement
Announcement: Refreshments will be served upstairs in the “Chicago Room”.

Refreshments will be served upstairs in the “Chicago Room.”

Validated parking is available on 1730 N. Stockton. It is right behind (west) of Lincoln Park Zoo.






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