SAAPRI Commemorates Korematsu Day

SAAPRI Commemorates Korematsu Day

SAAPRI Commemorates Korematsu Day

In honor of Fred Korematsu Day, SAAPRI joins Japanese American Citizens League, Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, Northwestern University South Asian Law Students Association & others to reflect on Korematsu’s legacy and threats to civil rights that exist even today.

DATE: Thursday, January 30, 2014
TIME: 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: DePaul College of Law, 25 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 903
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The State of Illinois proclaimed January 30 as Korematsu Day, quoting SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi as saying, “When fear – instead of fact – guides government decisions, we all lose. Whether it is in the realm of local law enforcement, national security, or immigration, data-driven policies will keep all of us more safe and secure. We thank Governor Quinn and the Japanese American Citizens League for reminding us all to guard against fear and prejudice.”
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