The Georgia Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Task Force will commemorate Fred Korematsu Day together with its 2014 AAPI Legislative Day at the State Capitol on January 30, 2014, from 9:30 am – 2 pm.
The Task Force expects more than 150 participants from across the state to convene in Atlanta hoping to raise the visibility of AAPIs in Georgia, educate AAPI communities about the importance of civic participation especially at the state level, and to dialogue and develop relationships with members of the Georgia General Assembly.
The Georgia AAPI Task Force will offer advocacy training, opportunities to meet with legislators, group photo opportunities with elected officials, breakfast at the Capitol, and a luncheon at the Sloppy Floyd Building with government speakers.
The Day will also commemorate Fred Korematsu with the introduction of a Resolution by state Rep. Byung J. “BJay” Pak declaring January 30, 2014, as Georgia’s inaugural Fred Korematsu Day. San Francisco-based attorney Dale Minami, a member of the Korematsu coram nobis legal team, will provide the luncheon address.