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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.

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance
Feb
23
11:45 am11:45

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance

  • University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

The William S. Richardson School of Law will host two free public events on February 23 and 24 looking at national security and democratic liberties today juxtaposed with World War II racial discrimination and the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The coram nobis team attorneys Dale Minami, Lori Bannai and Yamamoto will be joined by Karen Korematsu (Fred Korematsu’s daughter) and Richardson Scholar Advocate law students Anna Jang and Jaime Tokioka.

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance
Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

Korematsu v. U.S. and its modern-day relevance

  • King Kamehameha V. Judiciary History Center

The William S. Richardson School of Law will host two free public events on February 23 and 24 looking at national security and democratic liberties today juxtaposed with World War II racial discrimination and the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The attorneys, joined by team member Leigh-Ann Miyasato and Karen Korematsu, will be part of a roundtable question and answer discussion and a reception.

Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids
Feb
27
5:00 pm17:00

Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids

  • University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall

University of San Francisco's 2017 Day of Remembrance, "Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids," commemorates the 75th anniversary of Japanese American internment during World War II. This year's event draws connections between Japanese American internment and the current political environment in the United States. Event attendees will participate in a training session to become part of a team of legal observers, moral witnesses, and sources of support and sanctuary for community members impacted by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
Mar
19
12:00 pm12:00

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to learn about Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. They will read excerpts from the book, talk about the larger historical context, and lead a discussion about what people can do today to speak up for justice.

Presidio Dialogues - Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Presidio Dialogues - Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent

  • Presidio Officers' Club

Using original letters from the internment camps of WWII, this interdisciplinary presentation focuses on Japanese Americans who spoke out during and after internment. Contemporary descendants, writers, and performers will read from the letters and share their responses.

Presented in conjunction with the new exhibition Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in WWII Japanese American Incarceration.