If you're in the Bay Area, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education invites you to the fourth annual Korematsu Day Celebration. This year's event, "Stand Up For What Is Right!," will feature Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, activist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas and Congressman Mike Honda. It's happening Sunday, January 26 at the Morris Daily Auditorium at San Jose State University.
Here are some more details:
Fred Korematsu Day Celebration 2014To purchase tickets, go here. For further information, visit the Korematsu Institute website.
"Stand Up For What Is Right!"
Morris Dailey Auditorium in Tower Hall
San Jose State University
Sunday, January 26, 2014
The celebration honors the fourth anniversary of “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution Day,” which is observed on January 30 by state law in California. Korematsu’s resistance to the Japanese American mass incarceration during World War II and his subsequent court victories revealed one of the worst violations of civil rights in American history. In 1998, Fred Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton.
Tickets are $15 ($10 for teachers and $5 for students) and can be purchased online at http://korematsuinstitute.org. The event is produced by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, and sponsored by the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and the film DOCUMENTED, a project of Define American, founded by Jose Antonio Vargas.