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Bringing Korematsu v. US to Life and Its Relevance Today
Mar
22
5:30 pm17:30

Bringing Korematsu v. US to Life and Its Relevance Today

  • WHITTIER LAW SCHOOL, ROOM 1

APALSA brings Ms. Karen Korematsu, of the Korematsu Institute, to speak about the lasting effects of the Korematsu case. She will share with us the legacy of Fred T. Korematsu and her continued efforts to establish a Korematsu Day. Karen will also speak about the significance of law students in the pursuit of racial equality, social justice, and human rights for a positive change.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
Mar
19
12:00 pm12:00

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PALO ALTO

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to learn about Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. They will read excerpts from the book, talk about the larger historical context, and lead a discussion about what people can do today to speak up for justice.

Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids
Feb
27
5:00 pm17:00

Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids

  • University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall

University of San Francisco's 2017 Day of Remembrance, "Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids," commemorates the 75th anniversary of Japanese American internment during World War II. This year's event draws connections between Japanese American internment and the current political environment in the United States. Event attendees will participate in a training session to become part of a team of legal observers, moral witnesses, and sources of support and sanctuary for community members impacted by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance
Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance

  • King Kamehameha V. Judiciary History Center

The William S. Richardson School of Law will host two free public events on February 23 and 24 looking at national security and democratic liberties today juxtaposed with World War II racial discrimination and the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The attorneys, joined by team member Leigh-Ann Miyasato and Karen Korematsu, will be part of a roundtable question and answer discussion and a reception.

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance
Feb
23
11:45 am11:45

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance

  • University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

The William S. Richardson School of Law will host two free public events on February 23 and 24 looking at national security and democratic liberties today juxtaposed with World War II racial discrimination and the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The coram nobis team attorneys Dale Minami, Lori Bannai and Yamamoto will be joined by Karen Korematsu (Fred Korematsu’s daughter) and Richardson Scholar Advocate law students Anna Jang and Jaime Tokioka.

Abdi Soltani on the Long March for Justice
Feb
19
3:00 pm15:00

Abdi Soltani on the Long March for Justice

  • YBCA THEATER

On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans, join Abdi Soltani and Karen Korematsu to learn from our history about the challenges we face today and how you can take action with the ACLU in the weeks ahead.

Fragile Freedoms: Carrying the Light for Justice
Feb
19
2:00 pm14:00

Fragile Freedoms: Carrying the Light for Justice

  • AMC Kabuki 8 Cinemas

The Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium presents the Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2017, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066.

Donald Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP, and a member of the Fred Korematsu coram nobis legal team, will deliver remarks. Jana Katsuyama of FOX 2 will emcee.

From Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans to the Muslim Ban
Feb
17
6:15 pm18:15

From Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans to the Muslim Ban

  • ADVANCING JUSTICE-ASIAN LAW CAUCUS

On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of approximately 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in the U.S. during WWII, we remember its enduring legacy, and fight back against its modern day parallels. Join us for a screening of the documentary 9066-9/11: America's Concentration Camps Then... and Now? followed by a panel discussion.

"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up" Book Launch
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up" Book Launch

  • J-Sei

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. A new children's book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, explores this civil rights hero's life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, illustrator Yutaka Houlette, and Director of the Korematsu Institute and Fred's daughter Karen Korematsu, to learn about Fred's lifelong fight for justice. This event is for children, families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who wants to join. We'll have activities for kids and short presentations by the authors, the illustrator, and Karen Korematsu. Light food and drinks, plus the sale of the books.

Fred Korematsu Day: A Conversation
Jan
30
6:00 pm18:00

Fred Korematsu Day: A Conversation

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League, presents a discussion and audience Q&A between constitutional scholar and author Kermit Roosevelt III and attorney and author David Lat in honor of Fred Korematsu Day.

 

A Recognition of Fred Korematsu
Jan
30
11:00 am11:00

A Recognition of Fred Korematsu

  • Canton High School

Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Asian Pacific American Club and Canton High School Host: "A Recognition of Fred Korematsu"

7th Annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and The Constitution
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

7th Annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and The Constitution

  • Paramount Theater

Mass Incarceration Across Communities: WHAT’S NEXT?

Special Guests including:
Alicia Garza, Co-founder #BlackLivesMatter
Farhana Khera, Muslim Advocates
David Ono, ABC7 Anchor Los Angeles

Film by Jeff Adachi, SF Public Defender

Performances by:
Ruby Ibarra Young, Gifted & Black
Cal Raijin Taiko–UC Berkeley
Fred T. Korematsu Middle School

Click here to view the event program.

Presidio Dialogues – "Of Civil Wrongs And Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" Film Screening and Q&A with Karen Korematsu
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

Presidio Dialogues – "Of Civil Wrongs And Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" Film Screening and Q&A with Karen Korematsu

  • ROSIE THE RIVETER WWII HOME FRONT

Experience a screening of the two-time Emmy Award®-winning short documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (60 mins), followed by a Q&A and discussion with Karen Korematsu. The discussion will draw parallels between racial profiling and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and people of color today.

Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium
Oct
15
Oct 16

Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium

  • Boise State University

The Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium, named for the camp not far from Jerome where thousands of Japanese Americans were held following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, takes on the theme of mass incarceration in America.

Karen Korematsu will speak on her father’s incarceration and Black Lives Matter.

Beyond The Textbook: Stories Of Japanese American Incarceration
Oct
2
2:00 pm14:00

Beyond The Textbook: Stories Of Japanese American Incarceration

  • Peninsula Museum of Art

Three Japanese American women: Delphine Hirasun - author and curator of Art of Gaman, Judy Shintan - artist exhibiting at PMA, and Jill Guillermo-Togaw - dancer and choreographer, discuss how they keep this history alive using different modalities and intimate stories of the internees. Grace Morizawa, author and educator, will moderate.