2021 Japanese Latin Americans
May 19, 2021, Noon - 1:00 pm (Pacific)
The Foundation is grateful to the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, School of Law, UC Davis, for hosting the 2021 Speaker Series.
Upcoming 2021 Speaker Series Events
A followup Speaker Series panel will look at two items of unfinished national business: reparations for African Americans starting with H.R. 40’s fact-finding commission; and reparations for Japanese Latin Americans for the violations found by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. A further Speaker Series panel will explore today’s echoes of the imprisonment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans: border detentions and deportations of Latinx and Black asylum-seekers from El Salvador and from Haiti.
The Speaker Series is part of the Foundation’s two decades of law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento's Asian/Pacific community. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to encourage community-conscious activist future lawyers. The Foundation has supported activities such as the Hmong Mediation Project and the CAIR immigration legal clinic; has produced numerous law-related workshops and programs; and has administered a federal research grant on World War II's notorious Tule Lake concentration camp.
The first three Speaker Series years brought A Conversation on Civics with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye; Empowering the Community and Educating the Public through Law with Dale Minami; the Sacramento premiere of Konrad Aderer's documentary Resistance at Tule Lake; Bystander Intervention Training with the Council on American Islamic Relations; a panel on Bail Reform in California; a panel on the Immigration Policy crisis; and a screening of Sold, a human trafficking story, with a panel discussion on human trafficking. The Foundation screened the Sacramento premiere of Abby Ginzberg's documentary And Then They Came for Us, attended by 800, with a distinguished discussion panel and a social action networking session to build community. And it presented two plays: Vietgone, a romantic adventure starring a Vietnamese refugee couple, and Jeanne Sakata's one-man play Hold These Truths, retelling civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi's wartime journey of conscience.
Clement J. Kong, Korshak, Kracoff, Kong & Sugano, L.L.P.
Yoshinori H. T. Himel
Timothy G. Yeung, Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP