Using Children's Books to Teach History
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Using Children's Books to Teach History

  • UC BERKELEY HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE PROJECT DWINELLE (map)
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Join children's book author Laura Atkins, co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, to learn more about the children's book industry and how to access diverse, justice-oriented texts for your classrooms. UCBHSSP teacher leader Jennifer Brouhard will share lessons she developed to support use of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

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Memories & Heroics: Japanese Americans During World War II
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Memories & Heroics: Japanese Americans During World War II

  • SPENCER BIBBS LEARNING CENTER, ROOM 146 (map)
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The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida presents: Memories & Heroics: Japanese Americans During World War II

Fred Korematsu In-Service Program
Designed for teachers, with free teaching packets about Korematsu, who fought against Executive Order 9066 and was awarded Presidential Medal of Honor for his civil rights work.

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"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up": Presentation/Book Signing Author Stan Yogi
Jul
13
11:30 AM11:30

"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up": Presentation/Book Signing Author Stan Yogi

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Please join us for a presentation and book signing with author Stan Yogi. His new release, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up tells the story of Fred Korematsu, a Nisei, second generation Japanese American, who refused the American government’s order for all people of Japanese ancestry to surrender their homes and way of life to move to the internment camps at the beginning of the World War II. Fred refused this order and was sent to prison. This event formed the person he would become as a fighter for civil liberties in the United States. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up encourages readers of all ages to speak up for justice, just as Fred did.

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California Historical Society Presentation with "Fred Korematsu Speaks Up" Authors & George Omi
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

California Historical Society Presentation with "Fred Korematsu Speaks Up" Authors & George Omi

Fred Korematsu was a 23-year-old welder living in Oakland when the U.S. government forced Japanese Americans from their homes into desolate camps. Korematsu defied the order, and his legal challenge resulted in an infamous Supreme Court decision. Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, co-authors of “Fred Korematsu Speaks Up,” a new biography for young readers, will discuss the civil rights hero’s life, its relevance today, and their work to share his story with students. They will be joined by Karen Korematsu, Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, who will explain the Institute’s efforts to connect Korematsu’s story with current discrimination against Muslims.

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"A Loaded Weapon: Photographic Perspectives on the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II" exhibit at the Robert H. Jackson Center
Jun
13
to Aug 31

"A Loaded Weapon: Photographic Perspectives on the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II" exhibit at the Robert H. Jackson Center

  • ROBERT H. JACKSON CENTER (map)
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The exhibit examines the experience of the 120,000 Japanese Americans detained in 10 internment camps across the U.S. following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It also features the story of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who refused to comply with the detainment order, who was eventually arrested and interned. His detainment was upheld by the Supreme Court. Justice Jackson was one of three dissenters.

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San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Please join the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs in celebrating 20 years of work on behalf of immigrant communities as we honor local leaders with the Inaugural Immigrant Leadership Awards. Karen Korematsu will be receiving the first Vera Haile Justice Award, because of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute’s support of Muslims and courageous stand against Islamophobia.

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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up - and so can you!
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up - and so can you!

  • West Portal Children's Area, West Portal (map)
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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. This event is for children, families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who wants to join.

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Presidio Dialogues - Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Presidio Dialogues - Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent

Using original letters from the internment camps of WWII, this interdisciplinary presentation focuses on Japanese Americans who spoke out during and after internment. Contemporary descendants, writers, and performers will read from the letters and share their responses.

Presented in conjunction with the new exhibition Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in WWII Japanese American Incarceration.

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Friends of the Madden Library: Talk with Karen Korematsu
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Friends of the Madden Library: Talk with Karen Korematsu

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Karen Korematsu is the daughter of Fred Korematsu, who was a key figure in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066.

Click here for more information about Henry Madden Library's 9066 Exhibition and series of events.

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"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" Film Screening at Minnesota State Law Library
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" Film Screening at Minnesota State Law Library

The Minnesota State Law Library will host a special screening of the PBS film, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story“ at noon Tuesday, April 4. The 2001 documentary details the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu, a civil rights activist who resisted the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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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

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.

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