Executive Order 9066
Feb
17
Feb 19

Executive Order 9066

  • American History Museum

Exhibit Dates: February 17, 2017 – February 19, 2018
February 19, 2017, is the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. This three-page document signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the course of history for a segment of Americans of Japanese ancestry in America, and challenged the constitutional rights of these Americans. The National Museum of American History will commemorate the event through an exhibition marking its anniversary.

EXCLUSION: The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration
Apr
1
Mar 1

EXCLUSION: The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration

  • Presidio Officers’ Club, Presidio’s Main Post

Exhibit Dates: April 2017 - March 2018
This is a free, year-long special exhibition held in the historic Presidio Officers’ Club. EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration describes the pivotal role that the Presidio played in the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. This is the fourth special exhibition to be held at the Presidio Officers’ Club. These annual exhibitions explore how and why the past matters and inspire civic engagement by fostering an understanding of the ways the Presidio’s heritage is relevant today.

A Discussion with Karen Korematsu
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

A Discussion with Karen Korematsu

  • Reed Smith LLP

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Reed Smith and the Chicago Committee invite you to a evening of discussion and drinks with Karen Korematsu, the Founder and Director of the Fred. T. Korematsu Institute.

"And Then They Came For Us" film screenings May 30 and June 26
May
30
Jun 26

"And Then They Came For Us" film screenings May 30 and June 26

As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which was signed by President Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the film documents through the use of photos taken by Dorothea Lange and others, the damage this order did to 120,000 people, two thirds of whom were American citizens.


Of Civil Wrongs And Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story Documentary Film
May
19
3:00 pm15:00

Of Civil Wrongs And Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story Documentary Film

  • Jacinto City Branch Library

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a documentary that chronicles the story of American civil rights hero Fred Korematsu. Fred Korematsu was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. Of Civil Wrongs and Rights is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu - one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory.