Saturday May 5th 2012
|Where||JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. LIVE - 900 West Olympic Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA|
|Time||5:00 PM - |
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||2012 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction|
With Special Tribute To
The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta
5 PM – Silent Auction & Seafood Reception
American Fish & Seafood Company
Sumitomo Corporation of America
7 PM – Gala Dinner & Program
10 PM – After-Party
An opportunity to network with friends and colleagues following the close of the formal Dinner program. Organized by the National Museum’s New Leadership Advisory Council.
Our 2012 Gala Dinner, Transforming a Forgotten Story, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Seventy years ago, when President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, he provided the pretext to unlawfully uproot thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, falsely incarcerate over 120,000 and undermine the status of Japanese Americans as loyal citizens during World War II. For decades, very few spoke of the Japanese American World War II experience until it was revived by a community seeking its own true history. In the struggle to regain lost civil rights, the story has evolved to mean different things to different people especially in the post-9/11 era.
The 2012 Gala Dinner program will present how the remarkable journey of this once forgotten story—one that began with the indomitable spirit of our Issei—would become one of our most important civil rights stories both nationally and internationally. We are pleased to announce that we will pay special tribute to The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, at the Gala in recognition of his continuing fight for civil rights, including the critical leadership role that he played on and after 9/11.
The dress for this evening is black-tie optional.