WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 5:30-7:00PM | Hosted by University of Washington’s APALSA
Legacies of the Japanese American Incarceration: Korematsu, Hirabayashi, and the Evolution of Xenophobia
Sponsors: University of Washington School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, Kip Tokuda Memorial Grant, Asian Bar Association of Washington
Panelists: Sharon Sakamoto, Rod Kawakami, Lorraine K. Bannai, Stan Shikuma
Zoom Registration Link: bit.ly/apalsa21
The University of Washington School of Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), in collaboration with Seattle University’s Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association (APILSA) and sponsored by the Kip Tokuda Memorial Grant, is pleased to present an event on the legacies of the WWII Japanese American incarceration from a legal lens. The discussion will feature a panel of distinguished legal professionals who worked to overturn the criminal convictions of both Fred Korematsu and Gordon Hirabayashi (from the landmark civil rights cases Korematsu v. United States and Hirabayashi v. United States) in the 1980s. This event will also contrast the xenophobic immigration policies of today such as family separataion at the border and the conditions of immigrant detention camps.
The first 30 registered attendees will be shipped a copy of Dorothea Lange’s impactful photo collection from inside the camps, entitled: “Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment.”