Day of Remembrance

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Sunday February 19

1:30 PM  –  3:00 PM


Each year, Chicago’s Japanese American community comes together to remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of the Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. This program* serves as a reminder of the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all.


Free; RSVP recommended. 


*Please note: 

  • This event will take place in CHM’s McCormick Theater with additional seating in the Morse Genius Chicago Room on the second floor where the program will be livestreamed and projected. Reserved seating in the theater is for those who require accommodations (e.g., wheelchair accessible seating, seating near the ASL interpreter, etc.). All other seating in the theater is available on a first-come, first-served basis until full. At that point, all additional visitors will be directed to the Morse Genius Chicago Room.  
  • Masks are required in the theater. They are also required during the reception unless eating or drinking. For all other areas of the Museum, masks are optional but highly recommended. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures
  • If you wish to consume alcohol during the reception, you must be 21+ and present a valid ID.