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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 ...

Daily Trojan: Korematsu lawyer discusses Japanese American incarceration, Trump

(Excerpt) Famed civil rights attorney and USC alumnus Dale Minami joined nearly 100 students for a discussion about the history of Japanese American internment and civil rights Tuesday. Minami, who notably overturned the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Korematsu v. United States, which justified the internment of approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans, was invited by professor Alison ...

Pax Christi San Diego Screening of ‘And Then They Came for Us’ Film

Pax Christi San Diego, the local chapter of the Pax Christi national Catholic peace movement, will screen “And Then They Came for Us” on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. St. James Catholic Church Parish Hall, 625 S. Nardo Ave. Solana Beach, Calif. Professor Lorraine Bannai will be the special guest ...

‘Then They Came for Me’ Exhibition First Thursday Happy Hour

You’re invited! Enjoy an evening of art and storytelling while learning more about this significant period of U.S. history. Join us for our premier First Thursday Happy Hour! We are offering complimentary refreshments and after-hour access to the Then They Came for Me exhibition exploring the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and its parallels ...

The Realities of Othering: Islamophobia and the Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration

he Realities of Othering: Islamophobia and the Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration is a conversation between Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of Council on American Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and Dr. Suzanne Barakat of Our Three Winners Foundation. Saturday, March 2, 2019 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST Located at Futures Without Violence 100 ...

Remarks by Donald Tamaki at San Jose Day of Remembrance 2019

I’m not going to lie to you.  I’m here to implore you—to exhort you—to get active—whether in small or big ways.  Doing nothing is not an option. Here’s why. We are witnessing history repeat itself.  The incarceration of Japanese Americans— 77 years ago— has become more relevant than ever.  We have 3 branches of government— ...

NBC News: ‘What we can learn from Fred Korematsu, 75 years after the Supreme Court ruled against him’

(Excerpt) Korematsu’s conviction was overturned by a federal district court in 1983, with his legal team arguing that the federal government had manufactured its claim of “pressing public necessity.” In 1998, Korematsu received a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Korematsu, who died March 30, 2005 at the age of 86, would have turned 100 this year. ...