February 19, 2024 will mark 82 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. Most Japanese Americans in the Seattle area spent their first few months in detention at the Puyallup Assembly Center, where the Washington State Fairgrounds stand today. The trauma of family separation, child imprisonment, poor sanitation, bad food, inadequate health care, and uncertain futures persists—and continues today at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma. Join us to hear from incarceration survivors past and present as we remember and resist this Day of Remembrance. 

When: Sunday, February 18, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Where: 1:00 pm at Washington State Fairgrounds’ Agriplex (5th St SW, Puyallup, WA 98371)

2:30 pm at Northwest Detention Center (1623 E J Street, Tacoma, WA 98421) 

Organized by Tsuru for Solidarity, La Resistencia, Puyallup and Seattle chapters of the JACL, Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, and Densho.
For more information, media inquiries, and to find out about volunteer opportunities email info@seattlejacl.org