The Day of Remembrance is a day of observance for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, requiring internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry.

The City of Hayward has selected artist Patricia Wakida to create a commissioned work of art that will be installed with a historical marker in the Hayward Heritage Plaza at Watkins Street and C Street, where Japanese Americans from the Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo areas were gathered, after being removed from their homes and then taken to the Tanforan detention center. Join us for a panel discussion to honor the Day of Remembrance, and discuss public art in Hayward and the Heritage Plaza.


  • Robbin Kawabata, Japanese American Art Project Team Lead
  • Patricia Wakida, Artist & Historian
  • Winda Shimizu, Executive Director, Hayward Arts Council
  • Victor Fujii, Japanese American Art Project Team Member & Tanforan Detention Center Survivor
Registration Details: 
Remote Participation
Hayward, CA
(510) 881-7700