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Lia Chang: Keynote Speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson and Beau Sia slated for 1st Annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on January 30, 2011 at UC Berkeley campus

Kathryn and Fred Korematsu sit in a bench dedicated to JFK Jr. in a courtyard adjacent to the NYU Law School Auditorium in April, 2000.  Photo by Lia Chang

Kathryn and Fred Korematsu sit in a bench dedicated to JFK Jr. in a courtyard adjacent to the NYU Law School Auditorium in April, 2000. Photo by Lia Chang

The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Rights and Education, a program of the Asian Law Caucus, is presenting the 1st annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration, on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Wheeler auditorium, UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA. from 1pm -5pm.

Reverend Jesse Jackson Photo by Lia Chang

Reverend Jesse Jackson Photo by Lia Chang

In September 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Fred Korematsu Day bill into California law, making January 30 the first day in the US named after an Asian American. The day honors a national civil rights hero—the late Fred Korematsu, an Oakland native who bravely resisted the government’s incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.The program includes keynote speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson, spoken word artist Beau Sia, as well as tributes from Karen Korematsu, California Assembly Members Warren Furutani and Marty Block.

Schedule of the Day:
When: Sunday, January 30, 2011
1:00pm-2:00pm: VIP reception
2:00-3:00pm: Main Program
3:00-4:00pm: General reception
4:00-5:00pm: Screening of the Emmy Award-winning film
Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story

Where: Wheeler auditorium
UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA

Ticket information:
Program + VIP reception: $100
Program General Admission: $25
Program Teacher/Non-profit/Senior Citizen (65+) rate: $15
Program Student rate: $5
Purchase tickets at: tickets.berkeley.edu.
For more information: www.fredkorematsuday.org

Spoken Word Artist Beau Sia Photo by Lia Chang

Spoken Word Artist Beau Sia Photo by Lia Chang

Facebook event page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117833281622710&num_event_invites=0
For questions, email info@korematsuinstitute.org or call (415) 848-7727.

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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space will become part of newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Broadwayworld.com, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle, Timeout.com, Villagevoice.com, Playbill.com, Theatermania.com, thelmagazine.com, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for AsianConnections.com. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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