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Fred T. Korematsu Day and Teacher Workshop

  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose 535 North 5th Street San Jose, CA, 95112 United States (map)

Teacher Workshop: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
General Public: 12:30 p.m - 4 p.m
Teacher Workshop  (10 a.m to 2 p.m)

The workshop is open to the general public, but only teachers receive curriculum materials.

  • California Legacy Voices teacher-training workshop features a presentation and discussion on Japanese American assembly centers, confinement sites, Fred Korematsu story, and legacy voices.
  • All participants at the teacher workshop are expected to stay for the e afternoon program that focuses on Fred Korematsu and his impact on present day issues.

Afternoon program on Fred T. Korematsu (12:30 pm to 4 pm)

The event is open to the general public.

  • Presentation of Fred T. Korematsu story in the Emmy Award-winning documentary and remarks by Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu
  • Panel discussion  on the modern day impact of Fred Korematsu's life-long fight to defend the Constitutional rights of all U.S. citizens, regardless of national origin or ancestry. The discussion will be moderated by Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, Roberta Hayashi,. The panel includes:

Keynote speaker:  Dale Minami, leading civil rights attorney who represented Fred Korematsu in the 1983 case that set aside his conviction
Zahra Billoo, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Jay Boyarsky, Chief Assistant District Attorney for Santa Clara County
Richard Konda, Executive Director of Asian Law Alliance
Hon. Drew Takaichi, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge,