All posts by Keith Kamisugi

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 ...

Karen Korematsu, Dale Minami at 50th Manzanar Pilgrimage

Dale Minami and Karen Korematsu were among the featured speakers at the “50th Manzanar Pilgrimage: An Enduring Legacy for Civil Rights,” which took place the weekend of April 26, at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, Calif., and continuing at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Former California Assemblymember Warren Furutani emceed the program. Warren was ...

May 11 – A Community Fractured: Compliance and Resistance

The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, The National Japanese American Historical Society and J-Sei present “A Community Fractured: Compliance and Resistance” on May 11, 2019, at 100 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Who is an American? Join us for a day-long exploration through film and first-person testimony of this explosive question that the U.S. government used as a ...

Arizona State University Law School Presentation of “And Then They Came for Us”

Don Tamaki participated in a program on April 9, 2019, at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The diverse audience included lawyers, students, community members and leaders, and judges. The program featured a panel discussion with: filmmaker Abby Ginzberg; Donald K. Tamaki, Partner at Minami Tamaki LLP and Member of Korematsu ...