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Abdi Soltani on the Long March for Justice

  • YBCA THEATER 700 Howard Street San Francisco, CA USA (map)

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.

Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

YBCA Theater
700 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

Cost: FREE
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  • Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California speaking on “The Meaning of Citizenship”


  • Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu and founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute
  • Jessica Cabrera Carmona, immigrant community leader from the Central Valley of California
  • Myrtle Braxton, 89 year old activist and co-chair of the social justice committee at the Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond, CA
  • Hadil Mansoor Al-Mowafak, 21-year-old Yemeni student at Stanford, human rights defender and plaintiff in the ACLU’s lawsuit against Trump’s Muslim Ban, Al-Mowafak v. Trump

Welcome by Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Performance by singer, songwriter, guitarist, and teacher Diana Gameros.
Seating is first come first serve and the event is expected to fill all seats.
We will have ASL interpreters. ADA seating is available: email

Elaine Katzenberger, Publisher and Executive Director of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, will be publishing Abdi Soltani’s speech after the event. Stay tuned!

Presented by ACLU of Northern California, in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

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