When Fred Korematsu (1919-2005) refused to obey Executive Order 9066, which sent Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment camps 70 years ago, he went from being an ordinary citizen to a civil rights champion. This award-winning documentary follows his story from the moment he first resisted confinement to the hard-won court victory he achieved 39 years later.
Following the screening, a panel of experts will discuss the legal and historical aspects of this landmark case. There will also be a reception.
This event is part of “Sharing Our Common Ground,” SBTHP’s third annual Asian American film series. Admission is free for SBTHP members; $5 suggested donation for non-members. To join, go to www.sbthp.org.