Fourth Annual Fred Korematsu Day on Jan. 26 in San Jose to Feature Congressman Mike Honda and Jose Antonio Vargas
Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas and Congressman Mike Honda will headline this year’s Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on Sunday, January 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Morris Dailey Auditorium in Tower Hall at San Jose State University. Emmy Award-winning journalist Lloyd LaCuesta will emcee.
Fred Korematsu Day Celebration 2014
“Stand Up For What Is Right!”
Morris Dailey Auditorium in Tower Hall
San Jose State University
Sunday, January 26, 2014
The celebration honors the fourth anniversary of “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution Day,” which is observed on January 30 by state law in California. Korematsu’s resistance to the Japanese American mass incarceration during World War II and his subsequent court victories revealed one of the worst violations of civil rights in American history. In 1998, Fred Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton.
Tickets are $15 ($10 for teachers and $5 for students) and can be purchased online at http://korematsuinstitute.org. The event is produced by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, and sponsored by the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and the film DOCUMENTED, a project of Define American, founded by Jose Antonio Vargas.
SPECIAL CLIP FROM ‘DOCUMENTED’ A FILM BY JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS TO BE SCREENED
After his remarks, Jose Antonio Vargas will show a clip from his new film DOCUMENTED, in which he chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years.
Bay Area audiences will have two opportunities to see special screenings of DOCUMENTED:
Monday, January 27, in Mountain View
Presented by MVLA Community Scholars
Tuesday, January 28, in Oakland
Presented by the Kapor Center