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"Fred Korematsu Speaks Up"
with co-authors Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins

Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, co-authors of the new biography for young readers "Fred Korematsu Speaks Up," will be in Seattle to discuss their book and sign copies. Korematsu challenged all the way to the Supreme Court the government's World War II orders forcing Japanese Americans from their homes. The lessons from his life and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans are especially relevant now for all people in America, especially young ones, to understand. This family event is free and open to the public.

The authors will sign books immediately after their presentation.

Laura Atkins grew up in an activist family, and became a young activist herself, getting arrested twice in high school in acts of protest. She went on to work at Children’s Book Press, Orchard Books, and as an editor at Lee & Low Books. Equity and diversity are at the core of her work with children’s books.

Stan Yogi’s parents were incarcerated in the camps. He worked for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years. He's also the co-author of the book for adults called "Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California."

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner, featuring the art of Roger Shimomura and the poetry of Lawrence Matsuda on display through April 23, 2018.

Community partners: Densho; Elliott Bay Book Company; Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality; Seattle University School of Law and Seattle Chapter JACL.

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Fees: Free
Contact: programs@wingluke.org
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Category: Book Readings
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