EVENT: 2017 Witkin Symposium: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Presented by the Alameda County Law Library | $35-$45

In May 1942, one of the assembly centers for Japanese internment camps was the 1117 Oak Street, next door to what is now the law library. The Korematsu family lived in Oakland and may have reported to this address before being transported to the Tanforan detention facility.

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. A new children’s book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. The 19th Annual Witkin Lecture features authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi discussing their treatment of Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. They will read excerpts from the book and address the larger historical context, and discuss what people can do today to speak up for justice.

Come experience the power of story to inspire and persuade. Be reminded of the role of attorneys in assuring that “equal justice for all” is not an empty phrase, but a bedrock value nurtured by the efforts and the professional responsibility of attorneys.

Register today!

Date/time:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Location:
Alameda County Training and Education Center
125 12th St #400
Hayward-San Leandro Room
Oakland, CA 94607