On Sunday, February 17, GLIDE Church welcomes guest speaker Miguel Bustos, the Director of the GLIDE Center for Social Justice, and will also feature performances by KAMBARA + DANCERS set to a spoken word piece in observation of A Day of Remembrance.
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass incarceration of all Americans and immigrants of Japanese ancestry during WWII. IKKAI:Once is a dance exploring the expression of culture-based stories and events related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII while questioning our current state of democracy. What does democracy and citizenship really mean?
Choreographer Yayoi Kambara began this project by interviewing Japanese Americans who shared their personal stories. Many of her interviewees are concerned that the injustices they endured are being repeated. An excerpt of IKKAI:Once will feature GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani reading her poem, “Prisons of Silence.”
Please join us as we sing, dance, honor a painful past, and celebrate LIFE in the present together.
Performances will be held at 9am & 11am at GLIDE.
GLIDE Church is a spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve been through, you’re welcome here!