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.
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
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
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