- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Address: New York, NY United States
Presented by NYU Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and NYU School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
The Fred T. Korematsu Lecture series was founded in 2000 as a forum for Asian American perspectives on the law, and to honor Asian Americans who have substantially contributed to the development of the law while challenging the status quo. Judge Edward M. Chen, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, will deliver the 2021 Fred T. Korematsu Lecture. In his talk, “Eternal Vigilance and Democracy: Revisiting the Lessons of Korematsu,” Judge Chen will reflect on the role of demagoguery, the exploitation of false facts, and the strains of racism that not only drove and justified the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of people with Japanese ancestry during World War II, but which have also resurged in modern history and have been evidenced in recent events.
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