FRED KOREMATSU DAY "HEROES" CELEBRATION
WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2013. 1:00pm VIP reception with honorees, 2:30-4:30pm program
WHERE: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
WHAT: The Korematsu Institute celebrates Fred Korematsu Day 2013 by honoring 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked (see list below). This will be a historic gathering of civil rights heroes and the descendants of heroes who have passed on. The event also features celebrity emcee DANNY GLOVER, as well as a special performance by American Idol star JASMINE TRIAS.
TICKETS: Available for purchase here
$100 VIP reception with honorees + program admission
$25 program general admission
$10 senior (65+) / student / youth (under 18) admission
If you are a Filipino WWII veteran, Japanese American WWII veteran, Internment Dissenter (No-No, Draft Resister or Renunciant), or Dollar Store Striker wishing to attend, please call us to request complimentary tickets.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: http://bit.ly/kdayheroesfb
MORE INFO: Call 415-848-7737
FLYER: Download the flyer here
MEDIA CO-SPONSORS: see below
COMMUNITY CO-SPONSORS: see below
ABOUT FRED KOREMATSU DAY: Learn more about Fred Korematsu Day (actually on January 30th, Fred Korematsu’s birthday).
Program emcee, DANNY GLOVER
: actor, community activist, humanitarian
Special performance by JASMINE TRIAS
: American Idol star, international recording artist
Photo courtesy of Karen Korematsu and the Korematsu Institute
1. FRED KOREMATSU
: Plaintiff who challenged the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans in the US Supreme Court. Karen Korematsuwill represent her father at the event.
Courtesy of Grace Lee Boggs
2. GRACE LEE BOGGS
: Chinese American grassroots activist for pan-ethnic social justice movements. Unfortunately, Ms. Boggs is unable to attend the event.
Japanese American Archival Collection, Department of...