BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5520@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180130T000000Z DTEND:20180130T000000Z DESCRIPTION:In observance of Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution\, the Santa Clara County Superior Court has joined with several community organizations to present two events to recognize and p ay homage to Fred T. Korematsu and his role in the advancement of civil r ights.&nbsp\;\n\nIn 1944\, Mr. Korematsu appealed his conviction for viol ating the WWII laws detaining U.S. citizens because of their Japanese anc estry to the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp\;\n\nIn 1983\, he successfully file d a writ of coram nobis in federal court and won a decision overturning hi s conviction.&nbsp\;\n\nTwo upcoming events provide a unique opportunity to hear one of the lead attorneys and the judge who participated in that historic 1983 decision\, discuss its importance in today's world.\n\n<str ong>Tuesday\, January 30\, 2018</strong> &nbsp\;at the Santa Clara County Family Justice Center from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.\n\nThe Superior Court will host Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12.0pt\;">(ret. ). Judge Patel will be presenting a &quot\;View from the Bench&quot\; per spective of her 1983 decision reversing Fred Korematsu's conviction for v iolating the WWII detention and incarceration orders\, in which she ackno wledged the &quot\;manifest injustice&quot\; to Mr. Korematsu and the ove r 120\,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated.&nbsp\;\n \nJudge Patel will be providing her lively recollections of that historic case and her unique perspective as to how it relates to current events i n politics and the court.\n\nRSVP is required as space is limited. Please RSVP to rsvp@svscourt.org by January 23\, 2018.\n\nJudge Roberta Hayashi \, who was sworn to the Santa Clara Bench on January 30\, 2015\, a day se lected to honor Fred Korematsu\, calls him &quot\;a civil rights hero. No t only did Mr. Korematsu seek justice for himself\, but for all U.S. citi zens of Japanese ancestry who were detained and incarcerated during WWII\ , and ultimately sought justice for all.&quot\;&nbsp\;\n\nAfter the histo ric 1983 decision that bears his name\, Fred T. Korematsu continued to fi ght for constitutional rights\, speaking out against post-9/11 discrimina tion against Muslim and Arab Americans.&nbsp\;\n\nIn 1998\, he received t he Presidential Medal of Freedom\, the nation's highest civilian honor. I n 2010\, the State of California passed the Fred Korematsu Day bill\, mak ing January 30 the first day in the U.S. named after an Asian American.\n \n SUMMARY:Santa Clara Superior Court and JAMsj Honors the Legacy of Civil Rig hts Leader Fred T. Korematsu URL:/en/events/2018/01/30/santa-clara-superior-court-and-jamsj-honors-the-l e/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR