Today's history lesson

On February 19, 1942, our Japanese-American neighbors lost their civil rights when Executive Order 9066 enabled the government to move them from their homes to internment camps, where 120,000 people spent 3 years. In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of EO 9066, Seattle First Baptist Church will end their service this Sunday, Feb. 19th, with a march from the church to Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle.

Companis was founded 23 years ago by Seattle First Baptist Church and Pastor Craig Darling. A few years later, in 1997, we became a secular, 501c3 nonprofit organization. But we haven't forgotten our roots in a faith organization that stands up for social justice, and we welcome the opportunity to join with SFBC in this special commemoration. It's about a 15 minute walk, leaving from SFBC at 1111 Harvard after the 11 am service, and includes a social hour at Japanese First Baptist, 160 Broadway.