fred korematsu day celebration, january 30

Just wanted to help get the word out about the very first Fred Korematsu Day celebration, honoring the important and vital legacy of an Asian American civil rights icon. It's happening Sunday, January 30 at Wheeler Auditorium at UC Berkeley.

This special afternoon will feature a keynote speech by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, a performance by spoken word artist Beau Sia, and a number of other special guests. Here are some more details about the event:
Celebrate the First State of California


of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Sunday Jan. 30, 2011
  1:00pm-2:00pm: VIP reception
  2:00-3:00pm: Main Program
  3:00-4:00pm: General reception
  4:00-5:00pm: 35mm screening of the Emmy Award-winning film
  Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story

Wheeler auditorium
UC Berkeley campus
Berkeley, CA

Program + VIP reception: $100
Program General Admission: $25
Program Teacher/Non-profit/Senior rate: $15
Program Student rate: $5
It's going to be a really amazing, powerful event. Tickets available for purchase online, by phone, by mail and fax, and in person from Cal Performances.

For more information about the Celebration, and to learn more about what you can do to continue Fred Korematsu's legacy, go to the Fred Korematsu Institute website here.

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