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Day of Remembrance 2013

Remembering Japanese American Redress: A Community’s Cause and Unfinished Business

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7 p.m.
Paccar Hall, Room 192

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary year of Japanese American redress and the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, this year’s Day of Remembrance program at the University of Washington will discuss the path to redress, lessons learned, and the unfinished business of defending civil liberties. Featured speakers are Governor Mike Lowry who introduced the first redress bill when he was Congressman representing Washington’s Seventh Congressional District, Bill Tashima who is past president of the Seattle Chapter of JACL, and Lori Bannai and Rod Kawakami, counsel in the reopening of the U.S. Supreme Court Korematsu and Hirabayashi cases.

The program is free and open to the public.

For further information call the UW Department of American Ethnic Studies at 206-543-5401

Sponsored by the University of Washington, Department of American Ethnic Studies; Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter; and the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law.

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