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“Stand Up For What Is Right”: Celebrate the first annual “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution,” established by the Virginia state legislature

  • McGuireWoods LLP 1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1800 McLean, VA, 22102-4215 USA (map)

Last February, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution designating January 30th of 2016 and in each succeeding year as the "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Virginia," in honor of the courageous young man who stood up against the federal government which imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Karen Korematsu, along with Delegate Mark Keam, Mee Moua of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Mary Thexton of McGuireWoods LLP, and the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia will host this event.

Funds raised will support the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $100 (not required for admittance).

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Earlier Event: January 28
Fred Korematsu Recognition