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It is Now Time to Demand A Just Peace

When your sense of justice is violated, when your vision of a peaceful future is jeopardized, you will want to act....  When you are not alone in this predicament, you can join in any, some, or all of the following events...  

Calendar of Events to Express Your Concern and Ours... (Summary)

To underscore the lopsided view presented by the commemoration activities of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, human rights organizations organize the following series of protests and educational events in San Francisco:

 

Press Conference: Asian Americans Demand Apology and Justice (See news report SF Chronicle, KCBS, World Journal)

Date: 

July 18, 2001, 12:30 p.m.

Location:

1684 Post Street, San Francisco

Purpose:

To announce the details of all the planned activities to counter the San Francisco Peace Treaty 50th anniversary celebration, commencing on August 31 and ending on September

Sponsors:

Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition, Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War, Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia

 

Demonstration

Date: 

July 31, 2001, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location:

California State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Purpose:

To protest against the photo exhibition of "Peace in the Pacific: San Francisco and the U.S.-Japan Peace Treaty of 1951" organized by the USF Center for the Pacific which ignores the injustices of the Treaty and turns a blind eye on victims of Japanese WW II atrocities.  (Press Release) (Photos 1 & 2)

Sponsors:

Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition, Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War, Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia

 

 

"Reunion": a 2-hour play performed by the Japanese drama group IMAGINE 21
* Reunion opens in San Francisco, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the Florence Gould Theater (415-750-3600); in Santa Clara, Sept. 2, at the Santa Clara Convention Center (408-748-7000); in Los Angeles, Sept. 5, at the David Henry Hwang Theater (213-625-7000); in Toronto, Sept. 8, at the Leah Posluns Theater (416-636-1880); in New Britain, Connecticut, Sept. 20, at the Welte Theater, Central Connecticut State University (860-832-2041); and in New York City, Sept. 22, at The Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College (212-772-4448).

Date: 

August 31, 2001, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; September 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Florence Gould Theater, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 100-34th Avenue, San Francisco

Date:

September 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Purpose:

To reflect on the horrors of Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) and its aftermath (see article Asian Week)

Sponsor:

Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War

 

 

Press Conference to kick off the week's educational and protest activities
Teach-In: The San Francisco Peace Treaty: A Legacy of Unresolved Wartime Issues (Announcement)

Concurrent presentation of Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition's Testimony to a Massacre: A Multimedia Work of Photographs and Victim Testimonials

 

Date: 

September 6, 2001

Time:

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location:

Latino/Hispanic Community Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (corner of Grove/Larkin), San Francisco

Purpose:

To present a supplementary and balancing view to the conference "The United States and Japan: An Enduring Partnership in a Changing World", organized by the US-Japan 21st Century Project and to discuss critical measures needed to build a future of US-Japan relationship based on a genuine resolution of wartime issues

Sponsor:

Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia

 

 

50 Years of Denial: Japan and Its Wartime Responsibilities, An International Conference (Conference details) (Registration Form)
Concurrent presentation of Testimony to a Massacre: A Multimedia Work of Photographs and Victim Testimonials

 

Date: 

September 6 - 9, 2001

Location:

Radisson Miyako Hotel, 1625 Post Street, San Francisco

Purpose:

To highlight the Japanese government's steadfast whitewashing of its aggression and atrocities committed during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) and its continuing refusal to apologize and compensate for its crimes against humanity

Sponsors:

Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition; Asian American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

Demonstration

Date: 

September 8, 2001, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Along Van Ness Avenue, around City Hall area, San Francisco

Purpose:

To protest against the Commemorative Ceremony at the War Memorial Opera House organized by the US-Japan 21st Century Project, The Japan Society of Northern California

Sponsors:

Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War, Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia

 

Outdoor Rally & Concert

Date: 

September 8, 2001, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location:

United Nation Plaza, Civic Center, San Francisco

Purpose:

To protest against the lopsided commemorative activities to honor the 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, organized by the US-Japan 21st Century Project, The Japan Society of Northern California

Sponsors:

Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War, Great Love Chorus, Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia

 

 

The Comfort Women Tragedy expressed in Traditional Korean & Modern
Dance Form; Comfort Women Play; Testimony of Comfort Woman

 

Date: 

September 8, 2001, 8 p.m.

Location:

Marin Civic Center Showcase Theatre, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Date: 

September 14, 2001, 8 p.m.

Location:

Foothill College, Los Altos Hills

Date: 

September 15, 2001, 8 p.m.

Location:

Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

Purpose:

To express in a dance, a play and in testimony by a former comfort woman the horror and brutality of the comfort women's lives under the Japanese Imperial Army, concluding with the hope for a better future (Program Details)

Sponsors:

(Partial List) Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition, Asian American Alliance of Marin, Marin Art Council, Korean Presbyterian Church of San Francisco

 


Yellow River Cantata: Choral Performance

Date: 

September 15, 2001 8 p.m.

Location:

Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, Los Altos Hill

Date: 

September 16, 2001 3 p.m.

Location:

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Purpose:

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the start of Japan's invasion of China on September 18, 1931 (Program Details)

Sponsors:

Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War

Photos and News Reports of the Above Events

Both the English and Chinese media gave these events excellent coverage.
To view these and photos taken of the events, click here 

 

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