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 ...

Rep. Chu, Sen. Coons Lead Bicameral Push to Repeal Muslim Ban, Prevent Future Discriminatory Bans

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) today introduced companion bills in the Senate and House to repeal the President’s existing executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries and prevent another baseless, discriminatory travel ban from happening again. The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act repeals the three versions of President Trump’s ...

Japanese Americans File Amicus Brief Asking Court to Reject Proposed Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project, breaks down what’s wrong with adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census… all in the time it takes for Ike Barinholtz to ride an elevator. On April 23, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case that will decide whether the administration can add ...

‘Formerly Incarcerated Japanese Americans Organize a Protest Against Family Separation at the Border’

The Crystal Lake Pilgrimage will be taking place on the morning of March 30. The former incarcerees will tour the site and a Buddhist priest from San Francisco and a Catholic nun from San Antonio will offer blessings to those who died there. Then, the group will join hundreds of others for a protest at the detention ...

Truthdig: ‘The 1942 Internment of Japanese-Americans Holds Lessons for Today’

With detention camps along the U.S. southern border and the president’s revised Muslim ban upheld by the Supreme Court, Karen Korematsu thinks it’s important for people to know the history of 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two thirds of them native-born citizens, who were incarcerated during World War II without due process. Korematsu, director of the Fred Korematsu Foundation, a ...

UNLV Law School Presentation of “And Then They Came for Us”: The Rule of Law and Executive Power 75 Years After Korematsu

William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, along with the school’s American Constitution Society Student Chapter and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association presented “And Then They Came for Us”: The Rule of Law and Executive Power 75 Years After Korematsu on March 26, 2019, at the Thomas and Mack Moot ...

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