National Council for the Social Studies: Gathering on the 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066

If you haven’t decided yet to attend the 97th Annual NCSS Conference in San Francisco on November 14- 19, 2017, I encourage you to make your plans now and not to miss out on a stimulating and educational experience. With our theme of “Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions,” much thought and planning has gone into the selection of inspiring speakers, informative and in-depth sessions, and unique special events.

San Francisco Chronicle: California expands Japanese internment education to current rights threats

The films, plays and public broadcasts California now funds to enlighten students and the public about the horrors of Japanese American internment camps in World War II will soon be expanded to illuminate more recent examples of persecution — including the Muslim immigrants targeted by President Trump.

The Rafu Shimpo: Supreme Court Cancels Hearing on Travel Ban; Rights Groups Oppose New Executive Order

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has canceled its Oct. 10 hearing in the Muslim ban cases, asking both parties to resubmit short letter briefs to address whether the cases are or will be moot in light of the Sept. 24 presidential proclamation — and because provisions in EO13780 affecting refugees expires on Oct. 24.

Northwest Asian Weekly: Call to Action: Stop Repeating History

On Sept. 18, the children of Gordon Hirabayashi, Minoru Yasui, and Fred Korematsu filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing Executive Order 13780, the Trump administration’s travel ban on nationals from six Muslim-majority nations, pointing to the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as an urgent warning against presidential powers run amok.

NBC News: Children of Internment Resisters Attack Travel Ban in Supreme Court Brief

The Supreme Court should take heed of its failure to stop the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and reject a Trump administration travel ban against six predominantly Muslim countries, a new friend-of-the-court brief argues.

East Bay Times: Piedmont diversity group’s film on internment a call for action

PIEDMONT — The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee’s first free film showing of the season, “And Then They Came for Us,” on Sept. 27 is a heartbreaking portrayal of the Japanese-American internment in camps 75 years ago and a call for action.