Then and Now: Fred Korematsu's Story and Its Relevance to the Injustices of Today: Karen Korematsu at the Berkeley Forum
Lecture | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 107 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute
On Indigenous Peoples Day, Karen Korematsu will share her fathers story and the realities of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. She will also talk about her fathers coram nobis case in 1983, where he successfully overturned his federal conviction in court by correcting a falsified government narrative. During her talk, Karen will go into detail about why teaching the history of Japanese American incarceration is important to fighting the injustices of today, and why fighting for civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution continues to be a cornerstone in the battle against the injustices that marginalized communities are facing.