East Bay Times: Richmond Program to Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day

East Bay Times: Richmond Program to Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day

RICHMOND — Karen Korematsu, founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, will discuss her father’s life as a civil rights activist at a free talk at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South.  The event celebrates Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, a day created on Jan. 30, 2010, by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to remember the life of Fred Korematsu and recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties.

Contra Costa Times: El Cerrito ceremony commemorates Korematsu Day, dedicates new school campus

Contra Costa Times: El Cerrito ceremony commemorates Korematsu Day, dedicates new school campus

A dual ceremony was held Jan. 30 honoring the late civil rights activist Fred T. Korematsu and dedicating the new middle school campus in El Cerrito named in his honor. Korematsu, in 1942 at the age of 23, refused to be placed in the government's Japanese American internment camps of World War II. He was arrested and convicted for defying the order. After a failed Supreme Court appeal in 1944, a federal court in San Francisco overturned his conviction on November 10, 1983. Korematsu was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton in 1998.

Asian American Press: Rights leaders honored at Fred Korematsu Day event

Asian American Press: Rights leaders honored at Fred Korematsu Day event

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 2, 2016) — On Saturday, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute honored the late Fred T. Korematsu, with the 6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day celebration at the Herbst Theatre. Korematsu famously fought against the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, and this year’s celebration, titled “Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry,” built upon Korematsu’s legacy by connecting the Japanese American WWII experience to urgent issues facing other communities, particularly American Muslims.

Fred Korematsu Day Honors Civil Rights Leader

Fred Korematsu Day Honors Civil Rights Leader

SAN FRANCISCO--On Saturday, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute honored the late Fred T. Korematsu, with the 6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day celebration at the Herbst Theatre. Korematsu famously fought against the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, and this year's celebration, titled "Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry," built upon Korematsu's legacy by connecting the Japanese American WWII experience to urgent issues facing other communities, particularly American Muslims.

Virginia State Legislature Establishes Korematsu Day

The Senate of Virginia unanimously adopted House Joint Resolution 641 this week to designate Jan. 30 of each year, beginning in 2016, as “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Virginia.”

Alexandria News: The Commonwealth Of Virginia Establishes January 30 As “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution”

The Senate of Virginia unanimously adopted House Joint Resolution 641 this week to designate Jan. 30 of each year, beginning in 2016, as “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Virginia.”

Day to Feature Congressman Mike Honda and Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas and Congressman Mike Honda will headline this year’s Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on Sunday, January 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Morris Dailey Auditorium in Tower Hall at San Jose State University. Emmy Award-winning journalist Lloyd LaCuesta will emcee.

Fred Korematsu Day in Georgia

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.