Mark Your Calendars: Fred Korematsu Day 2013

Hey, everybody. A friendly reminder to mark your calendars for Fred Korematsu Day 2013, happening January 30. The first day in U.S. history to be named after an Asian American, the Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution celebrates the life of Fred Korematsu and recognizes the importance of preserving civil liberties.

There are nearly twenty Korematsu Day events currently scheduled in Arizona, California, Texas, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Michigan, including the flagship "Heroes" Celebration event in San Francisco happening Sunday, January 27 at the Herbst Theater. Here are some more details:

Fred Korematsu Day "Heroes" Celebration

Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2013.
1:00pm VIP reception with honorees
2:30-4:30pm program.

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets: Info coming soon!

The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education is excited to celebrate Fred Korematsu Day 2013 by honoring 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked.

This will be a historic gathering of living civil rights heroes and the descendants of those who have passed on. We will also be unveiling our Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Heroes poster, featuring all 16 heroes, so don’t miss your chance to get a poster (and some autographs)!
Details are still coming together, but it looks like it's going to be a pretty amazing event. For further information, and to learn about other Korematsu Day evens happening near you, head over to the Korematsu Institute website.

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