Dale Minami Receives 2019 ABA Medal – the Association’s Highest Honor

The American Bar Association honored Minami Tamaki LLP Senior Counsel Dale Minami, a lifelong champion of the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other people of color, with the ABA Medal — the association’s highest honor — on August 10, 2019, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis during the ABA Annual Meeting.

Op-ed by Peter Irons: ‘A concentration camp is a concentration camp’

In an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 20, 2019, Prof. Peter Irons refutes criticisms from those who object to using “concentration camps” to describe the incarceration of migrants and of Japanese Americans during World War II. Lamentably, few also know the term [concentration camps] was used by the political and military leaders ...

San Francisco Japantown Community Denounces Trump Concentration Camps

Members from San Francisco’s Japantown community held a press conference today to denounce the use and expansion of American concentration camps to imprison migrant children and families. Donald Tamaki from the Stop Repeating History campaign joined Satsuki Ina (Tsuru For Solidarity), Chizu Omori, (former World War II incarceree), and Joseph Tsuboi (youth) as speakers at ...

Rep. Judy Chu Amendment Would Prevent Children From Being Held at Former Japanese American Incarceration Camp

Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced an amendment to H.R. 3401, the supplemental border appropriations bill, that would prohibit any funds made available by the bill from being used to operate Fort Sill, a former Japanese American incarceration camp, as a detention center for minor children. This amendment is a response to the Trump Administration’s ...

Japanese Americans joined together with Native Americans and Immigrant Rights advocates to protest immigration detention at Fort Sill, a former WWII prison camp

Today, Japanese Americans, Native Americans and Immigrant Rights advocates joined together to protest immigration detention at Fort Sill, the former site of a WWII prison camp for people of Japanese ancestry. Groups organized in response to the news that the Trump administration plans to incarcerate 1,400 migrant children there next month, yet another shocking move ...

Don Tamaki Leads Tour of ‘Then They Came for Us’ Exhibit

Don Tamaki led a special guided tour (photos) on May 25, 2019, of the “Then they Came For Me” exhibit at The Presidio in San Francisco, organized by the Civil Rights Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA). “Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII ...

‘Alternative Facts’ Documentary at CAAMFest 2019

Don Tamaki and Dale Minami from the Stop Repeating History campaign were featured speakers in a discussion following the screening of Jon Osaki’s “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” at CAAMFest on May 18 at the Roxie Theater. Sierra Lee of CAAM writes: “Osaki traces the fraught racist history of the World War ...

Houston Panel and Screening of ‘And Then They Came for Us’

Asia Society Texas and the Asian American Bar Association of Houston present a panel discussion on the Japanese American incarceration and Muslim ban and a screening of “And Then They Came for Us” on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, Texas. Following the screening, a panel of ...

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