Fred Korematsu Day Celebration Set for Jan. 30

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The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Rights and Education, a program of the Asian Law Caucus, is organizing the 1st annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 30.

The program includes keynote speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson, spoken word artist Beau Sia, as well as tributes from Karen Korematsu, California Assembly Members Warren Furutani and Marty Block. In September 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Fred Korematsu Day bill into California law, making January 30 the first day in the U.S. named after an Asian American.

The day honors a national civil rights hero-the late Fred Korematsu, an Oakland native who bravely resisted the government’s incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

WHEN:
Sunday, January 30, 2011
1:00pm-2:00pm: VIP reception
2:00-3:00pm: Main Program
3:00-4:00pm: General reception
4:00-5:00pm: Screening of the Emmy Award-winning film Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story

WHERE:
Wheeler Auditorium
UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA

TICKETS:
Program + VIP reception: $100
Program General Admission: $25
Program Teacher/Non-profit/Senior Citizen (65+) rate: $15
Program Student rate: $5

Purchase tickets at: tickets.berkeley.edu

For more information: fredkorematsuday.org

Facebook event page:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117833281622710&num_event_invites=0

For questions, email info@korematsuinstitute.org or call (415) 848-7727.

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