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The Persisting Significance of the Incarceration of Japanese Americans

16 Feb 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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NOCCCD Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association and the Office of Diversity and Compliance recognize the Day of Remembrance with The Persisting Significance of the Incarceration of Japanese Americans.

Eric Yamamoto
Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice
University of Hawai’i at Manoa,
School of Law

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
1-2:30 p.m.
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 954 6134 4320
Password: 774774

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 initiating the World War II incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans on what turned out to be falsified claims of group disloyalty. This mass racial treatment, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1944 Korematsu decision legally validating it, remain startlingly significant today. What will happen when those detained, harassed or discriminated against in the name of national security turn to the courts for legal protection?

How will the U.S. courts respond to the need both to promote security and to protect fundamental democratic liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights?

Professor Yamamoto is nationally and internationally recognized for his legal work and scholarship on civil
procedure as well as national security and civil liberties, civil and human rights and social justice, with an emphasis on reconciliation initiatives and reparations for historic injustice. His presentation will be informed by his recent book, In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security.


16 Feb 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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