Thursday, January 30, 2014

Michigan Korematsu Program 2014

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) and the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) are pleased to recognize national civil rights hero Fred Korematsu on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:30 p.m., at Huron High School, Ann Arbor, and to share with Huron students details of the World War II Japanese American internment experience and the landmark civil rights case Korematsu v. United States.

Korematsu Program 2014

Dr. Arthur Williams
Principal, Huron High School, Moderator
Matthew Wesaw
Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, presentation of the Governor’s Special Tribute, Fred Korematsu, A National Civil Rights Hero
Jamie Hsu, Ph.D.
Chair, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC)
Video documentary
“Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOGSnx2k7b8)
Ron Aramaki
Lecturer, A/PIA History and Law, University of Michigan and University of Michigan-Dearborn; activist in redress movement
Roland Hwang
Commissioner, MAPAAC; founding member American Citizens for Justice; Adjunct Instructor, A/PIA History and Law, University of Michigan and University of Michigan-Dearborn
Mary Kamidoi
Treasurer, Japanese American Citizens League-Detroit; Treasurer, American Citizens for Justice; former internee at Rohwer Internment Camp
Hao Hao 
Student, Huron High School (with writer activist Frances Kai-Hwa Wang)
Questions, Discussion




Thanks to the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education for providing teaching materials and curriculum resources to the students of Huron High School.

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