Date: Feb 09, 2016
Timing: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Speakers : Bill Yoshino - Japanese American Citizens League, Sufyan Sohel - Council on American-Islamic Relations, Shubra Ohri - People's Law Office
Venue : Room 370
Fred Korematsu Day Film Screening & Discussion: “Of Civil Rights and Wrongs”
Lunch will be provided!
Join us on Tuesday, February 9, to honor Fred Korematsu, a civil rights hero. In 1942, at the age of 23, Korematsu refused to go to the government’s incarceration camps for Japanese Americans. After he was arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order, he appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court ruled against him, arguing that the incarceration was justified due to military necessity.
In honor of Fred Korematsu day, we are holding a special screening of the documentary “Of Civil Rights and Wrongs” followed by reflections by a group of panelists, including a former internee of the Japanese internment camps. Sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CAIR-Chicago, National Lawyers Guild-Chicago TUPOCC, Japanese American Citizens League, and Chicago-Kent chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, Immigration Law Society, and American Constitution Society.