Join Us in Honoring the Story of Amache in Denver

As NPCA advocates for Amache to become a new national park in Colorado, we can learn from, honor and work to preserve the stories of its survivors and their descendants. As an ally of the Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, NPCA would like to invite you to two upcoming opportunities to engage further around this important issue.

Event 1: Day of Remembrance

WHAT: The Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League is hosting a Day of Remembrance event marking this dark chapter in American history. Keynote speaker Mitch Maki, CEO of the Go For Broke National Education Center in Los Angeles, will pay tribute to the heroes of the Military Intelligence Service and other Japanese American WWII veterans.

WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 1 - 3 p.m.

WHERE: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver CO.

OTHER INFO: This event is open to the public.

Event 2: Film Viewing

WHAT: “I am Denver” documentary premiere. NPCA is partnering with the Mile High Japanese American Citizens League to co-sponsor the premiere of a new documentary created by the Human Rights & Community Partnerships Department within the City of Denver’s Office of Storytelling. The film features many voices, including Denver-area Amache stakeholders, and is another opportunity to help educate the general public about the importance of honoring Amache and understanding Denver’s history and culture.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 6 - 9 p.m.

WHERE: Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO

CONTACT or RSVP: Reserve your ticket here.

OTHER INFO: This event is free and open to the public.

Take Action

The stories of Amache must be remembered

Tell the National Park Service that park lovers across America want the stories of Amache to be preserved and protected as a national park!

Take Action

Amache is an American story. It’s a story of failure by the U.S. government to protect its own citizens. Shamefully, it’s also a largely forgotten story. With our allies, NPCA has an opportunity to change this. Please join us as we honor Amache at these events. And if you are not in the Denver area, please consider signing our petition to urge the National Park Service to designate Amache as a national park.

For more information please contact tcoppola@npca.org.

calendary icon Date February 16 - 18, 2020
  • Location:
    Denver CO

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