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"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up": Presentation/Book Signing Author Stan Yogi

  • JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAII GALLERY 2454 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI, 96826 United States (map)

Please join us for a presentation and book signing with author Stan Yogi. His new release, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up tells the story of Fred Korematsu, a Nisei, second generation Japanese American, who refused the American government’s order for all people of Japanese ancestry to surrender their homes and way of life to move to the internment camps at the beginning of the World War II. Fred refused this order and was sent to prison. This event formed the person he would become as a fighter for civil liberties in the United States. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up encourages readers of all ages to speak up for justice, just as Fred did. Stan Yogi co-authored, Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and managed the development programs at the ACLU of Northern California for 14 years.