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What We Do

  • Develop curriculum and educational teaching materials

    • Fundraise to send our Curriculum Kits free of charge to educators throughout the United States and around the world

    • Korematsu Institute National Curriculum Writers network: collaborate to develop new curriculum

  • Build strategic partnership and collaborations with groups such as civil and human rights organizations, museums, and educational and professional organizations.

  • Organize and participate in national and state teacher conferences, institutes, and teacher development workshops to inspire educators through a civil and human rights framework.

  • Develop programs and work with schools to promote civic engagement and anti-bullying education.

  • Support policy and legislation initiatives to establish Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in perpetuity across the nation by educating state legislators and government officials.

  • Educate the general public through legacy voice Karen Korematsu at community and school events.

  • Working to establish a national Asian American legacy voice network.

  • Support annual events nationwide to celebrate Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution (Official day of recognition is January 30).

  • Participating member of the All Camps Consortium Committee, which preserves the history of Japanese American incarceration camps

  • Participate in pilgrimages to Japanese American incarceration historic sites to assist with educational program development.

Our Accomplishments

  • Distributed approximately 6000 Teaching Kits to 50 states and six countries since 2011.
  • Annual presentations: ten conferences and workshops, and six to eight law schools, universities, public schools and organizations. Organizations include the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
  • Developed partnerships with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles "Untold Civil Rights Stories" and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center to design educational sessions that make critical connections between civil rights heroes and movements.
  • Partnerships with the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) with their network of state chapters, and the National Forum on Character Education.