Fred Korematsu Day 2012 season events

Four states (Hawaii, California, Rhode Island and Florida), plus Washington DC, organized events for the second annual Fred Korematsu Day!

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 
Berkeley, CA school assembly 
Location: American International Montessori School, Berkeley, CA
10:30am
School assembly for grades 6-9 featuring guest speaker Karen Korematsu.
Monday, February 6, 2012 
Oakland, CA school assembly 
Location: Bentley School, Oakland, CA
10:20am
School assembly for grades K-5 featuring guest speaker Karen Korematsu.
Thursday, February 2, 2012 
Washington, DC Korematsu panel
Location: Georgetown Law School, McDonough Hall – Room 203
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
“Detention and Disloyalty: The Legacy of Korematsu v. United States”
Sponsored by the Supreme Court Institute. Panel discussion featuring Karen Korematsu, Daughter of Fred Korematsu and Co-Founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, Karen K. Narasaki, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center, Haris Tarin, Muslim Public Affairs Council Washington, D.C. Office Director, Professor David D. Cole, Georgetown University Law Center. Screening of the short film “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story.” Reception Immediately Following. RSVP by January 26 to rsvp2@law.georgetown.edu

From left to right: National Portrait Gallery director Martin Sullivan, Korematsu Institute director Ling Woo Liu, Korematsu Institute co-founder Karen Korematsu, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, JACL National executive director Floyd Mori, GPhA CEO and former Leadership Conference on Civil Rights executive director Ralph Neas, Congressman Mike Honda. Photo courtesy of JACL.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Washington, DC – Smithsonian Korematsu photo presentation

Location: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fred Korematsu’s original 1940s photographs will be officially presented as part of the permanent civil rights exhibit, “The Struggle for Justice,” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Korematsu will become the first Asian American featured in the exhibit. Speakers include Congresswoman Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Invite-only event. Sponsored by:The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation
Monday, January 30, 2012 (Fred Korematsu Day!) 
Florida Korematsu Day event
Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
6:45pm-8:15pm
Join APIA Affairs for the viewing and discussion of “Of Civil Wrongs and Right: the Fred Korematsu Story” documentary. This documentary highlights the story of an unsung American civil rights hero demonstrating the power of ordinary citizens to rise up against injustice. Fred Korematsu was a shipyard welder when Executive Order 9006 forced 100,000+ Japanese Americans into internments camps. His resistance insured that such an outright display of injustice would never occur again. Contact: Leah Villanueva (lmv@multicultural.ufl.edu)
  Monday, January 30, 2012 (Fred Korematsu Day!) 
San Diego, CA Korematsu Day event
Location: San Diego State University, Fowler Athletic Center Room 1014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The San Diego Japanese American Citizens League (SD-JACL), Assemblymember Marty Block, San Diego Nikkei Student Union (SD-NSU), Asian Pacific Student Alliance (APSA), UCSD Nikkei Student Union (UCSD NSU), and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) are proud to present the 2nd Annual Fred Korematsu Day on January 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at San Diego State University. Following Korematsu’s example, the theme of this year’s Fred Korematsu Day is “Courage.” Check out more photos here.
Monday, January 30, 2012 (Fred Korematsu Day!) 
San Francisco, CA UC Hastings Fred Korematsu Day event
Location: UC Hastings Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
“Korematsu Day, from Past to Present”
Panel discussion from 4:30pm-6:30pm, followed by a reception from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Speakers include Dean Frank Wu, Judge Dennis Hayashi, Dale Minami, Professor Miye Goishi, Professor Eumi Lee, Karen Korematsu, Ling Woo Liu. Open to the public. Questions? Contact Jeffrey Shun: shunj@uchastings.edu

Pasadena Councilmember Gene Masuda, Moderator Soji Kashiwagi, Speaker Patricia Kinaga, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Speaker Esther Takei Nishio, Speaker Alan Nishio, Speaker Susie Ling and Organizer Wendy Anderson

Monday, January 30, 2012 (Fred Korematsu Day!)
Pasadena, CA Fred Korematsu Day event
Location: Donald Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Main Library
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Speakers include Susie Ling, Esther Nisho, Soji Kashiwagi, Alan Nishio and Patty Kinaga. Contact Wendy Anderson for more information: 626-683-8243
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Monday, January 30, 2012 (Fred Korematsu Day!)
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate University Fred Korematsu Day event
Location: Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street, Room 2202, San Francisco, CA.
12:00pm-1:00pm.
Sponsored by the Golden Gate University School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Speakers include Fred Korematsu’s daughter, Karen Korematsu, Professor Peter Keane, and two attorneys from the 1983 re-hearing team, Karen Kai and Robert Rusky. The event will be moderated by our Dean of Bar Services Rodney Fong. This is an informative event covering topics ranging from Constitutional Law to Civil Rights law by a host of accomplished panelists. Open to the public. Questions? Contact Alston Lew: alstonlew@gmail.com
Monday, January 30, 2012 (Fred Korematsu Day!)
Davis, CA Fred Korematsu Day event
Location: Fred T. Korematsu Elementary at Mace Ranch
Day and evening activities. Details TBA

Speakers/performers: LaVaughn Hendrix of Korematsu Discovery Academy, Ling Woo Liu, Korematsu Institute director, Charles Wilson, KDA Principal, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Karen Korematsu, Korematsu Institute co-founder, Brian Mitsuhiro, koto perfomer, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, vocalist, and KDA students

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Oakland, CA Fred Korematsu Day event
Location: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA, 94607
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fred Korematsu Day program at the Oakland Museum of California Lunar New Year event. The special Korematsu presentation will take place from 3:00pm-4:00pm, and will feature remarks from Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, a talk by Karen Korematsu (Fred’s daughter), a performance by students from the Korematsu Discovery Academy in Oakland, a performance by vocalist Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and koto player Brian Mitsuhiro, and a film screening of the Emmy Award-winning film “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story.”
  Saturday, January 28, 2012
San Jose, CA Korematsu teacher’s workshop
Location: Japanese American Museum of San Jose
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fred Korematsu Day Teacher Workshop
535 N. 5th St., San Jose, CA
For further information, or to make a reservation for this teacher workshop, contact Paul DeWitt at paul@jamsj.org or call (510) 796-0121. Due to limited seating, registration is required and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Humboldt County, CA Fred Korematsu Day event
Location: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Kate Buchannan Room 1-1:30pm
The Korematsu Story: Hear about this pivotal moment in civil rights history from Fred’s daughter, Karen Korematsu. All teachers present on the 28th will receive classroom materials to use to commemorate the 2nd annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on January 30th.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Humboldt County, CA Fred Korematsu Day event

Location: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Founders Hall, Room 118
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fred Korematsu and the Court Case against the Forced Relocation of the Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. 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.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Rhode Island Fred Korematsu Day event
Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI
Screening of “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story.” After the movie, students got the opportunity to discuss the constitutional ramifications of the Korematsu case with Professor Diana Hassel and also to see the continuing relevance of the issue of racial profiling in post 9/11 America.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
San Diego, CA Fred Korematsu Day teaching workshop
Location: San Diego County Office of Education, Building 3: Room 306, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
San Diego County Office of Education Invites Teachers and Administrators in Grades 4 – 12 to:
- HEAR KAREN KOREMATSU RELATE THE STORY OF FRED KOREMATSU.
- MEET ASSEMBLYMEMBER MARTY BLOCK, PRIMARY AUTHOR OF AB1775.
- CONSIDER THE VALUE OF HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE IN OUR POST-9/11 WORLD.
- RECEIVE CLASSROOM MATERIALS.
Please register free of charge, online at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/1014-56123 by January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Orange County, CA Korematsu teaching workshop
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Building D Room 1001/2, 200 Kalmus Dr., Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Orange County Department of Education Invites Teachers and Administrators in Grades 4 – 12 to
- HEAR KAREN KOREMATSU RELATE THE STORY OF FRED KOREMATSU, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO REJECTED THE IDEA OF INTERNMENT DURING WWII, HIS SUPREME COURT BATTLE, AND HIS LIFE AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE.
- RECEIVE CLASSROOM MATERIALS.
- CONSIDER THE VALUE OF HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE IN OUR POST-9/11 WORLD.
Please register free of charge, online at: http://ocde.k12oms.org/1244-55799 by December 29, 2011
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Hawaii Korematsu event
Location: William S. Richardson School of Law Moot Courtroom, Honolulu, HI.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Korematsu Coram Nobis Legal Team in Hawai‘i: The Internment Litigation and Current Implications. Featuring members of the 1983 Korematsu Coram Nobis Legal Team
Dale Minami, The Honorable Ed Chen, Leigh-Ann Miyasato, and Prof. Eric K. Yamamoto as they discuss the legacy of the Korematsu case and its impetus for future social healing through justice for the betterment of all.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Los Angeles Korematsu/JANM high school field trip 
Location: Japanese American National Museum, Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Description: Sponsored by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles County Office of Education, California Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Alameda County Office of Education with generous support provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. The purpose of the event was to educate students about World War II Japanese American incarceration and learn about the life work and legacy of Fred T. Korematsu. Watch the video of the event here.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
San Leandro High School Korematsu assembly

Location: Fred T. Korematsu campus at San Leandro High School
Description: Presentation by Karen Korematsu to the 9th grade students at the Fred T. Korematsu freshman campus of San Leandro High School.