Sunday, January 21, 2018

Event 1/27/18 at RORI NPS: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

Event 1/27/18 at RORI NPS: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

On Saturday, January 27th at 10:30am, Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, will commemorate her father’s life as a civil rights activist. Join us to view the two-time Emmy Award winning short documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story and revisit the injustices faced by Japanese Americans during World War II. The event will honor the legacy of Fred Korematsu, and discuss the importance of American civil liberties and our constitutional rights. 

Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, leading to the forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry to incarceration camps. This event celebrates the official Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, a day created on January 30th, 2010 by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to remember the life of Fred Korematsu and recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties. 

Space is limited and reservations are required for this program.  Please call 510-232-5050 x 0 and leave a message with your name and phone number, and specify the date of the program you would like to attend. 

The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free. 

If you would like to receive information about upcoming park events, visit www.rosietheriveter.org and sign up for the email newsletter. The Rosie the Riveter Trust is the nonprofit association building a community of support for this national park.

Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276

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