Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Book Event
May
13
4:00 pm16:00

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Book Event

  • Booksmart

Bay Area author Laura Atkins, who co-wrote a new historical book centered around the 1940s Japanese Internment camps, will be on hand from 4 to 6 p.m. May 13 at BookSmart of Morgan Hill for an author reception and fundraiser event for the Morgan Hill Learning & Loving Center.

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

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.

Presidio Dialogues - Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Presidio Dialogues - Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent

  • PRESIDIO OFFICERS' CLUB

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.

Jewish-Muslim Potluck Brunch With Karen Korematsu
Apr
9
10:30 am10:30

Jewish-Muslim Potluck Brunch With Karen Korematsu

  • PACIFICA INSTITUTE

Temple Sinai’s Social Action Committee and Pacifica Institute/East Bay are sponsoring a Potluck Community Brunch on Sunday, April 9th to explore how Fred T. Korematsu's legacy can help inspire Jews and Muslims in working together to keep America from repeating a shameful chapter of its history.

Friends of the Madden Library: Talk with Karen Korematsu
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Friends of the Madden Library: Talk with Karen Korematsu

  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO – HENRY MADDEN LIBRARY

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.

"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

  • 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.

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"