‘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. ...

Yale Law Journal: ‘Masquerading Behind a Facade of National Security’

In a Yale Law Journal article, Prof. Eric K. Yamamoto and law student Rachel Oyama address a pressing question for a constitutional democracy both concerned about national security and committed to the rule of law: what will happen when those detained, harassed, or discriminated against in the name of national security turn to the courts for ...

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