Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WWII Japanese American Internment Camps & Civil Liberties in Post 9/11 America - Dale Minami talk

/*On the anniversary of the signing of EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066*/

The Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University is proud
to host

Lead attorney in the U.S. Supreme Court case /Korematsu v. United States /
which overturned a 40 year old conviction for refusal to obey
exclusion orders aimed at Japanese Americans during WWII.

*"WW II Japanese American Internment Camps &
Civil Liberties Today in Post 9/11 America"

*Executive Order 9066 Poster*
Thursday ~ February 19th*

*12:30 - 1:30 Talk followed by Q&A
1:30 - 2:00 Reception, light lunch is provided
The McCormick Tribune Center Forum */(New Location!)/
(1870 Campus Drive, Evanston. IL)

/This event is free and open to the public//
*Minami* has been involved in significant litigation involving the civil
rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other minorities, including
/Korematsu v. United States/ , a lawsuit to overturn a 40 year old
conviction for refusal to obey exclusion orders aimed at Japanese
Americans during WWII.

He was also involved in Spokane JACL v. Washington State University, a
class action on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans to establish an Asian
American Studies program at Washington State University and Nakanishi v.
UCLA a claim for unfair denial of tenure which resulted in the granting
of tenure after several hearing and widespread publicity over
discrimination in academia.

Mr. Minami served as a member of the California Fair Employment and
Housing Commission. He has also served as a Commissioner on the State
Bar's Commission on Judicial Nominee's Evaluation, Senator Barbara
Boxer's Judicial Screening Committee which made recommendations for
Federal Judicial Appointments. In 1996, Minami was appointed by
President Clinton as Chair of the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.

In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Minami has received numerous
awards including:
. American Bar Association's 2003 Thurgood Marshall Award
. 2003 ACLU Civil Liberties Award
. State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award
. Honorary Juris Doctor degree from the McGeorge School of Law
. Designation of a dormitory at the University of California at Santa
Cruz ---"Queen Liliuokalani-Minami" Dormitory

/*This event is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program & The
Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University*/

/For information: Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern
University . Kresge Hall 1-435 . 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 .
847.467.7114 . asianamerican@northwestern.edu

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