Korematsu Day to Be Observed in Northern California

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The second annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, Jan. 30, will be observed throughout Northern Calfornia.

• Humboldt County

Friday, Jan. 27, 4 to 6 p.m., Humboldt State University, Founders Hall, Room 118

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Humboldt State University, Kate Buchannan Room

Karen Korematsu will share her father’s odyssey through the legal system up to that 1944 Supreme Court decision and its 1983 reversal and what the case still means for us today. All teachers present on the 28th will receive classroom materials to use to commemorate the Fred Korematsu Day on Jan. 30.

http://korematsuinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Humboldt-Korematsu-Flyer.pdf

• San Jose/South Bay

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 N. 5th St., San Jose

For further information, or to make a reservation for this teacher workshop, contact Paul DeWitt at [email protected] or call (510) 796-0121. Due to limited seating, registration is required and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

http://korematsuinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FK-Flier_Rev21.pdf

• Oakland/East Bay

Sunday, Jan. 29, 12 to 4:30 p.m., Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland

During the Lunar New Year celebration, a special Korematsu presentation will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., featuring Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Karen Korematsu, students from the Korematsu Discovery Academy in Oakland, vocalist Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and koto player Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, and the Emmy Award-winning film “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story.”

http://museumca.org/calendar/omca-lunar-new-year-celebration-and-other-asian-traditions-year-dragon

• San Francisco

Monday, Jan. 30, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., UC Hastings Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister St., San Francisco

“Korematsu Day, from Past to Present.” Panel discussion from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Speakers include Dean Frank Wu, Judge Dennis Hayashi, attorney Dale Minami, Professor Miye Goishi, Professor Eumi Lee, Karen Korematsu, Ling Woo Liu of the Korematsu Institute. Open to the public. Info: Jeffrey Shun: [email protected]

Monday, Jan. 30, 12 to 1 p.m., Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission St., Room 2202, San Francisco

Sponsored by the Golden Gate University School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Speakers include Karen Korematsu, Professor Peter Keane, and two attorneys from the 1983 legal team, Karen Kai and Robert Rusky. Moderator: Dean of Bar Services Rodney Fong.  Open to the public. Info: Alston Lew, [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/255252987880118/

• Davis/Yolo County

Monday, Jan. 30, at Fred T. Korematsu Elementary School at Mace Ranch, 3100 Loyola Dr., Davis (details TBA)

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

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