"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up": Presentation/Book Signing Author Stan Yogi
Jul
13
11:30am11:30am

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

  • JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAII GALLERY (map)
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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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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
11:00am11:00am

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" Film Screening at Minnesota State Law Library
Apr
4
12:00pm12:00pm

"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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

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.

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

Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids

  • University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall (map)
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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.

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

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

  • King Kamehameha V. Judiciary History Center (map)
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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.

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

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

  • University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law (map)
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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.

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

From Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans to the Muslim Ban

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.

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