Korematsu Day INT 100/201 APPROVED

Friday, January 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Fred Korematsu with medal

Join a panel discussion: 

Margo Schlanger is professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School. Her teaching and writing address civil rights, the constitutional law of equality and incarceration. She is class counsel in Hamama v. Adducci, a nationwide class action resisting the mass detention and deportation of Iraqi nationals. Professor Schlanger will discuss the Korematsu case, and the constitutional issues that are relevant today.

Michael Steinberg is professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining Michigan Law, he was the Litigation Director at ACLU Michigan. Professor Steinberg will discuss the current state of affairs and political implications including how history could repeat itself.  

Rana Elmir is Deputy Director of ACLU Michigan. Elmir will address the lived experience of people affected by the Muslim Ban.

Mary Kamidoi is a former incarceree who was sent to Rohwer in Arkansas during World War II. She is active with Japanese American Citizens League - Detroit Chapter, and American Citizens for Justice. She will talk about her lived experience during the WWII incarceration.

Ayesha Ghazi, chair of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, will present the Governor's Proclamation proclaiming January 30 Fred T. Korematsu Day.

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This event was added to the calendar by Erica Baker-Bringedahl (bakereri@gvsu.edu) on Monday, January 18, 2021 and was last updated on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:52 p.m.