Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, New York Day of Remembrance, JACL – New York Chapter, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, NYU Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association, Japanese American Association of New York, Japanese Americans and Japanese in America, CAIR-New York, and Coalition for Asian American Children & Families.
On Tuesday, January 30, we celebrate the inauguration of “Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution” in New York City. The program will honor the late civil rights champion Fred T. Korematsu (1919 – 2005), recognize the efforts of those who campaigned to establish this day in his honor, and call attention to Korematsu v. United States and its contemporary relevance.
Panelists include Karen Korematsu (Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu), Daniel Dromm (Council member, New York City Council), Debbie Almontaser (Founding Principal, Khalil Gibran International Academy), Julie Azuma (Vice President, Japanese American Association of New York), and youth from the Asian American Student Advocacy Project. The discussion will be moderated by Rocky Chin (Founder, Asian American Bar Association of New York).
Image: Photograph taken on December 19, 2017 as Res. 792/Fred T. Korematsu Day was passed unanimously by the New York City Council.