Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution
Sunday, January 30 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Join the Japanese American community in honoring Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in NYC!
Sunday, January 30 marks Fred T. Korematsu’s birthday and the fifth annual recognition of Fred T. Korematsu Day in New York City. This event will honor the civil right activist’s legacy of protest against anti-Asian and state violence.
Learn about the history of having this day recognized in NYC. Enjoy performances from artists Kai Naima Williams and Taiyo Na. Hear words from federal judge Kiyo Matsumoto who, through the Asian American Bar Association of New York, has been part of a team that re-enacted trials involving Asian Americans including Korematsu v. United States. Come together to share what this legacy means to you and how it informs our collective action today.
Against a backdrop of racial and state violence in the U.S. against Asian Americans and other BIPOC groups, let’s gather to acknowledge the importance of speaking up against injustice. Let’s honor Fred T. Korematsu and the many Japanese Americans who have resisted violence and continue to inspire us to continue our fight for collective liberation.
To receive the Zoom link to this virtual event, please register at the New York Fred Korematsu Day Committee’s Eventbrite page.
This virtual event is organized by the New York Fred Korematsu Day Committee. Closed captioning and Japanese translation will be available.