As a civil rights organization dedicated to issues of equity and social justice, our organization stands with the victims of oppression whether at home or across the Pacific.
To this end, two of our members, Phil Shigekuni (civil rights chair) and Harold Kameya (president-elect) participated in dialogue with the members of the Restoration Party along with Kathy Masaoka and Wilbur Sato from Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR), which has long supported reparations for comfort women. The SFVJACL and NCRR representatives shared their experiences fighting against forms of state oppression and reiterated the comfort women controversy as women's and human rights issue.
The meeting was covered by both the Los Angeles Times and Al-Jazeera America. Please return to our blog for further updates.
Previous articles on this topic by SFVJACL members appear here and here.
By Jean-Paul deGuzman, Web Coordinator and Scholarship Chair