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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.

Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique
Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique

  • Mountain View Buddhist Temple

Thank you Midori Kai for your generous Grant!

As a non-profit corporation, Midori Kai, Inc. reserves 100% of the profits from the boutique for awards to non-profit recipients, and each year, at our boutique, our generous vendors contribute 10% of their gross sales to Midori Kai, Inc. A portion of the boutique proceeds are donated to selected non-profit organizations for a two-year period.

Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu And His Quest For Justice
Aug
10
6:00 pm18:00

Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu And His Quest For Justice

  • 555 Post Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States

The vulnerability of minority communities has always been a big problem, but it is particularly so when fear exacerbates ignorance. Not long ago, it was Japanese Americans; now it is Muslims. Professor Bannai illuminates this theme through the story of Fred Korematsu, a 22-year-old Oakland welder who refused to comply with orders that led to the incarceration of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. In Korematsu v. United States­, the wartime Supreme Court rejected his challenge to the government in one of its most infamous cases. More than 40 years later, Professor Bannai was part of the legal team that successfully challenged Korematsu's conviction based on proof that the government had falsified the record.

Author Talk & Book Signing
Aug
6
11:00 am11:00

Author Talk & Book Signing

  • 555 Post Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States

The vulnerability of minority communities has always been a big problem, but it is particularly so when fear exacerbates ignorance. Not long ago, it was Japanese Americans; now it is Muslims. Professor Bannai illuminates this theme through the story of Fred Korematsu, a 22-year-old Oakland welder who refused to comply with orders that led to the incarceration of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. In Korematsu v. United States­, the wartime Supreme Court rejected his challenge to the government in one of its most infamous cases. More than 40 years later, Professor Bannai was part of the legal team that successfully challenged Korematsu's conviction based on proof that the government had falsified the record.

Race and Internment: Lessons for Our Frayed Political System Thursday, August
Aug
4
12:30 pm12:30

Race and Internment: Lessons for Our Frayed Political System Thursday, August

  • Farella Braun & Martell LLP, Russ Building

Join us for an afternoon of programs focused on immigration in times of national danger.

Learn first how our Japanese-American immigrant community strongly aided the war effort. Then, join our panel discussion on the wartime persecution of that community and the lessons our legal systems can learn from that experience. A free reception follows.

Day Of Remembrance 2016: What Does Citizenship Look Like In The 21st Century?
Feb
25
4:30 pm16:30

Day Of Remembrance 2016: What Does Citizenship Look Like In The 21st Century?

  • Xavier Auditorium at Fromm

How do social institutions, xenophobia, and racism shape understandings of belonging and consequences for members of different communities? This interactive roundtable discussion brings together different leaders in social justice and civil rights advocacy to discuss with the USF & Bay Area community what U.S. citizenship looks like in the 21st century.

6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration
Jan
30
7:30 pm19:30

6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration

  • Herbst Theater

Featured Panel

Moderator: John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Grande H. Lum, Director Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice

Farhana Khera, President & Executive Director, Muslim Advocates

Lorraine Bannai, Professor, Seattle University School of Law; Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Special Guest Speaker
The Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar,  California Supreme Court Justice

Master of Ceremonies: John Sasaki, KTVU Fox 2

A Presentation by Karen Korematsu
Jan
30
12:30 pm12:30

A Presentation by Karen Korematsu

  • JA Museum of San Jose

The California Legacy Voices Teacher Workshop will celebrate Fred T. Korematsu Day on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at JAMSJ.  A presentation by Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred T. Korematsu and a short film about Mr. Korematsu will be 12:30 - 2:00.  Beginning from 2:00 to 4:00 a panel of judges and community leaders will discuss the relevance of the Fred T. Korematsu coram nobis case of 1983 with regard to intolerance and prejudice towards ethnic and religious minorities today.  Karen Korematsu’s talk and the panel discussion are open to anyone in the general public.