Fred Korematsu Day Heroes Celebration Set for Jan. 27

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The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education is excited to celebrate Fred Korematsu Day 2013 by honoring 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked: Grace Lee Boggs, the Dollar Store Strikers, Mitsuye Endo, Gordon Hirabayashi, the Internment Dissenters, Larry Itliong, the Japanese American WWII Veterans, Yuri Kochiyama, Fred Korematsu, Queen Liliʻuokalani, Mamie Tape, Bhagat Singh Thind, Philip Vera Cruz, the Veteranos, Wong Kim Ark, and Minoru Yasui.

This will be a historic gathering of civil rights heroes and the descendants of heroes who have passed on. They will also be unveiling their Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Heroes poster, featuring all 16 honorees, so don’t miss your chance to get a poster (and some autographs)!
When: Sunday, January 27, 2013. 1:00pm VIP reception with honorees, 2:30-4:30pm program.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
Tickets: www.cityboxoffice.com
Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/kdayheroesfb
More info: http://bit.ly/kdayheroes or (415) 848-7737

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