Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feb. 20: Cause and Counsequence at the Jackson Theater

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 11:13 AM

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the relocation of Japanese Americans from their homes and into internment camps. The episode remains a black spot on American history, and especially so in Sonoma County, where anti-Chinese sentiment from the previous century had not yet abated (a banner over the intersection of Fourth and Mendocino in 1886 notoriously proclaimed “THE CHINESE MUST GO. WE MEAN STRICTLY BUSINESS”). The Santa Rosa Symphony this weekend commemorates the disinterred of Sonoma County with ‘Cause and Consequence: Music in Remembrance of the Japanese American Internment,’ a program of chamber pieces by Japanese composers, drumming by Sonoma County Taiko and a discussion between Press Democrat reporter emeritus and local treasure Gaye LeBaron and Marie Sugiyama, a survivor of the Amache Camp in Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Jackson Theater. 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $25–$32. 707.546.8742.Gabe Meline
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