Min Yasui Day is March 28

The Oregon Legislature designated March 28 of each year as Minoru Yasui Day. Join ACLU of Oregon members and other community partners to honor and celebrate civil rights champion Minoru Yasui. “Min” was most well-known for his courageous stand against military orders that resulted in the forced removal and imprisonment of over 110,000 persons of ...

Upcoming Screenings: ‘And Then They Came for Us’

Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, Abby Ginzberg’s And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling the difficult story of the incarceration and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Queens World Film ...

‘Korematsu, Hirabayashi, and the Second Monster’

“Korematsu, Hirabayashi, and the Second Monster” by Eric L. Muller of the University of North Carolina School of Law is an article in an upcoming edition of the Texas Law Review. Abstract: In June of 2018 the Supreme Court repudiated its notorious 1944 decision in Korematsu v. United States upholding the mass removal of Japanese Americans ...

Rafu: ‘Gardena Day of Remembrance Addresses Today’s Immigration Issues’

J.K. Yamamoto with the Rafu Shimpo reported on the 2019 Day of Remembrance program held February 23, 2019, at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. Jon Osaki’s documentary “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” was screened, followed by a panel discussion with the Stop Repeating History campaign’s Dale Minami and others. Excerpts: Panelist ...

On the Radio: ‘Connecting the dots between the travel ban and Japanese American incarceration’

KALW’s Rose Aguilar spoke with Abby Ginzberg and Don Tamaki on March 13, 2019, about how the laws and policies that enabled the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II are resurfacing today. Abby is the filmmaker of “And Then They Came for Us,” in which people who were incarcerated tell their stories and speak ...

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