WASHINGTON — Karen Korematsu had planned to be inside the Supreme Court Tuesday "to witness history" — or, in her case, to relive it.
SAN FRANCISCO — Two years after it was approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a monument dedicated to the “comfort women” of World War II was unveiled in the city on Sept. 22.
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.
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.
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.
This Friday, members of the community, along with state and city public officials, will gather to celebrate the unveiling of the "Comfort Women" Memorial in St. Mary’s Square at 651 California St.
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.
“We’ve got politicians who are building their careers on demonizing immigrant groups and foreigners ... in the name of national security.”
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.
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.