Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Date and time: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 07:30
San Francisco, USA


On January 30, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute is holding its 6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration at the Herbst Theatre-War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

This year's celebration includes a panel on the topic, "Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry." Panelists include:

  • Moderator: John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Grande H. Lum, Director Community Relations Service, US Department of Justice
  • Farhana Khera, President and Executive Director, Muslim Advocates
  • Lorraine Bannai, Professor, Seattle University School of Law; Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Special guests include The Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, California Supreme Court Justice.

California’s Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. It is celebrated every January 30th on Mr. Korematsu’s birthday. The Fred Korematsu Day bill, AB 1775, was signed into law by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 23, 2010. Fred Korematsu Day is a day of special significance, when schools across the state are encouraged to remember the life of Fred Korematsu and recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties.

How to Attend

Purchase tickets online. For more information, visit the event webpage or contact Freda Lin at