Remembering History. Empowering the Next Generation.
Each year, the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) holds its annual Day of Remembrance (DOR) which commemorates the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. A different theme and related film is selected each year, and a panel of experts is carefully selected to help further educate the community on the events, experiences, and lessons that should be learned from this time in American history. The GVJCI and the DOR Committee are so grateful for the tremendous support shown by the community each year and hope our DOR program continues to educate and motivate all people to speak out against injustice in all its forms.
Past Day of Remembrance Programs
2023 DOR - Campaign For Justice: The Japanese Latin American Story
2022 DOR - Camp Creativity: Resilience Through Art
2021 DOR - Collections
2020 DOR - Incarceration in Hawaiʻi
2019 DOR - Alternative Facts: Lies of Executive Order 9066
2018 DOR - Women of the Camps
2017 DOR - Resistance at Tule Lake
DOR Photo Gallery
Photo Credit: Bryce Ikemura