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.
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Japanese American Citizens League will present “Never Forget: One Nation Gala” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 8110 Aero Dr. in San Diego.
For Bobby, Daniel and Carol Hirano, the hot, bouncy bus ride through Delta's agricultural sprawl to the Topaz camp was a bit of a homecoming. As the school bus circled what remains of the mile-square internment camp, three generations of the Bay Area family peered out the window envisioning what this place was like for parents James and Mary, who were sent here with two of their children.
9066, the other WWII number which will live in infamy.
Presidential Executive Order 9066 signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 set in motion the ethnic cleansing and desert site imprisonment of the entire US Japanese-American population on the West Coast, more than 120,000 innocent men, women and children, US citizens and resident aliens alike, for the duration of WWII.