On January 30th, 2014, SAAPRI reflected on Fred Korematsu’s legacy and the current state of civil rights in honor of “Fred Korematsu Day” at DePaul College of Law, Room 903.
Co-sponsors: Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago (CAIR-Chicago), National Lawyers Guild-Chicago TUPOCC, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum-Chicago, Council of Pan-Asian Americans
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.SAAPRI Executive Director Ami Gandhi
Thank you to all those who attended our event!
- Read more about how January 30th became “Fred Korematsu Day” in Illinois here