Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday is Fred Korematsu Day to honor the life of the man who challenged the U.S. government's internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Korematsu, a U.S. citizen born to immigrant parents, was just 23 when he refused to subject himself to internment. He was tried for and convicted of defying the internment order, and Korematsu appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. There, in one of history's most shameful Supreme Court decisions, he lost.
Actor and activist George Takei will be in San Francisco to honor the memory Korematsu. You can join Takei at the City Arts and Lectures-Nourse Theatre, 7:30 PM Friday, for this event. Tickets are available here.