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

  • Farella Braun & Martell LLP, Russ Building 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA, 94104 United States (map)

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.

**12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. TOUR: Military Intelligence Historic Learning Center at the Presidio
Located on the original site which secretly trained Japanese American soldiers in Japanese military language during World War II, the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center is a cultural and historical learning center designed to preserve and pass on stories of prejudice and patriotism faced by Japanese Americans. There is a $10 fee to participate in the tour.

Transportation provided to and from the Presidio. Buses will depart the Westin St. Francis (3:35 Powell Street) at 12:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PANEL PROGRAM:

Getting It Right the Next Time:
What the Judicial Response to EO 9066, Ordering Incarceration of Japanese-Americans in Internment Camps During WWII, Can Teach Us About Providing Fair and Impartial Courts to Immigrants and Minority Groups in the Current Political Environment


  • Farhana Khera, President & Executive Director, Muslim Advocates
  • Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Judge Marilyn Patel, retired, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Paul Igasaki, Chair and Chief Judge, Administrative Review Board, U.S. Department of Labor

Location: Farella Braun & Martell LLP, Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor


RSVP is required for all events. by Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Co-Sponsors: Commission on Immigration; Center for Human Rights; Government and Public Sector
Lawyers Division; Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession; Young Lawyers

*The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for attending.

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