2nd Annual Korematsu Day Event in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO — The second annual Fred Korematsu Day event, commemorating Korematsu’s achievements in his fight against the injustices of the internment camps during World War II, will be held Monday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 1014 of the Fowler Athletic Center at San Diego State University.

The co-presenters are the San Diego Japanese American Citizens League, Assemblymember Marty Block, San Diego Nikkei Student Union, Asian Pacific Student Alliance, UC San Diego Nikkei Student Union, and Vietnamese Student Association.

The theme of this year’s Fred Korematsu Day is “Courage.” Using Korematsu’s case as one instance, a diverse group of panelists who will discuss civil liberties, the Constitution, and the courage to stand up for justice and one’s rights.

Speakers will include attorney Susan Woo-Fukuda, University of San Diego law professor Junichi Semitsu and Assemblymember Block. Clips from the documentary “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” will be shown.

Admission is free. Parking is available in Parking Structure 5 for $1 per hour. For transportation from UCSD to the event, contact Linda  Chang at [email protected]

For directions, go to www.jaclsandiego.org/jacl-events/fred-korematsu-day/.

For information on other Korematsu Day events, visit http://korematsuinstitute.org/.

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