Jan 30 | Fred Korematsu Day

By UCBerkeleyAAADS

Celebrate the first Fred Korematsu Day on January 30, 2011 at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium! Fred Korematsu was a national civil rights icon from Oakland, CA who bravely resisted the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Fred Korematsu Day, now an official day of special recognition in California, is the first day in US history named after an Asian American. The program for this historic event includes keynote speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson, Def Poetry spoken word artist Beau Sia, as well as several other special guests. Student tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.fredkorematsuday.org or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117833281622710.