AAARI to Co-Sponsor Talk on Japanese American Incarceration

Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps Wednesday, February 24 from noon until 1:30 p.m. Online Webinar Admission: Free The Asian American / Asian Research Institute is co-sponsoring a talk on Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps featuring Dr. Gary Y. Okihiro. This lecture is part of the 2020-21 Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National … Continue reading AAARI to Co-Sponsor Talk on Japanese American Incarceration

NYDOR to Hold Events Marking the 79th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

New York Day of Remembrance 2021 Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 Online Admission: Free In the Japanese American community, February 19 is the Day of Remembrance, which observes the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The order paved the way for targeting Japanese Americans as threats to national security and gave the U.S. military the right … Continue reading NYDOR to Hold Events Marking the 79th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

The OIST Foundation to Host Webinar to Give Update on COVID-19

COVID-19 Science Update Webinar Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. EST Live via Zoom Admission: Free The OIST Foundation and OIST provide an update on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by four leading scientists at OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) who have spent the last year engaged in research on various aspects of the virus. The panelists will highlight scientific progress and … Continue reading The OIST Foundation to Host Webinar to Give Update on COVID-19

Local Journalist Pays Tribute to Corky Lee

It is devastating that we had to add an iconic friend of the community to the staggering list of more than 440 thousand Americans who have died of COVID-19. Corky Lee, 73, passed away on Wednesday, January 27 after a brief battle with the unforgiving virus. A Queens native, Young Kwok “Corky” Lee was a photojournalist, storyteller, activist, and champion of equality for Asian Americans. … Continue reading Local Journalist Pays Tribute to Corky Lee

2021 Annual Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

We Keep Us Safe: Korematsu’s Legacy and Fighting Anti-Asian Violence Through Solidarity Saturday, January 30 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. ET Virtual Meeting on Zoom Admission: Free The New York Day of Remembrance Committee will host a virtual 2021 Fred T. Korematsu Day program. This year’s program is titled We Keep Us Safe: Korematsu’s Legacy and Fighting Anti-Asian Violence Through Solidarity. Grassroots movements led … Continue reading 2021 Annual Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution