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SAN DIEGO LECTURE–The Japanese American Incarceration Was Illegal

September 29 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Free
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SAN DIEGO LECTURE–Join Peter Irons, UCSD legal scholar and political science professor and David Loy, ACLU San Diego legal director for an eye-opening and thought-provoking dialogue about the U.S. government incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Dr. Irons was part of the legal team in the successful effort in the 1980s to reverse the criminal convictions, upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1940s of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui who challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which had ordered Japanese Americans into incarceration camps during the war.

Wednesday, September 29 from 6:30-8 pm
San Diego Public Library, Central Library
Shiley Special Events Suite
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Registration is encouraged. Register on the online calendar here.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.

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San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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