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Fred Korematsu Legal Team Members Discuss Relevance of History to Current Executive Orders

SAN FRANCISCO– University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery is hosting a panel discussion between University of San Francisco Law School Professor Bill Ong Hing, Dean Ito Taylor, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Island Legal Outreach, and Korematsu legal team members Karen Kai and Robert Rusky on the legal, social and historical precedents of Executive Order 9066 (which authorized the mass imprisonment of people of Japanese ancestry) and its link to current immigration issues. A reception will follow in the Thacher gallery.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 pm, McLaren Complex Room 250, University of San Francisco, near corner of Fulton Street and Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA

This event is part of an art exhibit entitled Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps.

Exhibit on View: August 21- Nov 15, 2017

Thacher Gallery | University of San Francisco, Near the corner of Temescal Terrace and Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Something from Nothing features over 100 objects created by incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. Included are handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) as well as two contemporary art installations by Barbara Horiuchi and Marlene Iyemura. Co-presented with the National Japanese American Historical Society. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities,a nonprofit partner of the NEH. Visit calhum.org

These lectures and performances in conjunction with this art exhibit are supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant. To find out more about Humanities for All Project Grants, visit our webpage HERE.