Day of Remembrance - Tsuru for Solidarity

Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lone Mountain Main - LM 270 - Del Santo Reading Room

Wednesday 2/19/2020,  2:15-3:30PM

Lone Mountain Del Santo Reading Room

The annual Day of Remembrance recognizes the forced displacement and incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans nationwide during World War II. Connecting the past to the present, this year's event will focus on the current criminalization of immigrants and refugees. Working with Tsuru for Solidarity, a Japanese American community activist project, event attendees will learn about the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” and fold tsuru (paper cranes) to contribute in solidarity.

 

What is "tsuru"?

TSURU means crane in Japanese, and symbolizes peace, compassion, hope and healing. In the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding (origami), it is a popular, easy-to-learn figure that children and adults of all abilities can create. The cranes we fold today are expressions of SOLIDARITY with children, families and communities that are under attack.