The days following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were dark days of the American spirit. Unable to strike back effectively against the Japanese Empire, Americans in the Western states lashed out at fellow citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry.
Executive Order 9066, signed by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, was the instrument that allowed military commanders to designate areas "from which any or all persons may be excluded." Under this order all Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry were removed from Western coastal regions to guarded camps in the interior.
A/PGF was pleased to have as our guest speaker, Tak Yamamoto, who relived his own personal experience during those days when Japanese Americans were imprisoned.
For more information about Japanese-American internment and see photos of the camps, visit: http://manzanarcommittee.org
May 5th through the 28th - Theatre Suggestion - Hello Again at the Chromolume Theatre (Information Only)
Saturday, May 27th - Movie/Potluck Night at 6:30 PM featuring AKRON
Sunday, May 28th - Dining With Friends at Kitchen Story at 5:30 PM - RSVP Required
Wednesday, May 31st - Rainbow Skate Night at 8 PM in Glendale (Information Only)
Friday, June 9th - Theatre Night featuring Next To Normal at 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday, June 10th to 11th - Gay Pride Festival Los Angeles (Information Only)
Sunday, June 11th at 8 AM - LA PRIDE! Resist March starting at Hollywood/Highland (Information Only)
Monday, June 19th - Bowling at Pickwick in Burbank starting at 7 PM - Reservations Required
Saturday, June 24th - Movie/Potluck Night at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 28th - Rainbow Skate Night at 8 PM in Glendale (Information Only)