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Please join us OCTOBER 19TH, 5:00PM at THE ROBERT T. MATSUI FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, 501 I Street, Sacramento, for the program, "Executive Order 9066: Difficult Choices with Constitutional Dimensions."

During World War II pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Roosevelt, nearly 117,000 persons of Japanese descent, two thirds of whom were US citizens, were forced to leave their homes and possessions on two weeks' notice and were incarcerated in ten desolate sites in the interior of the United States. 

There is no one story of the impact the United States government's actions during World War II had on Japanese Americans. There are myriad stories; they are complex and nuanced. Come on October 19th as United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller; Dr. Satsuki Ina professor emeritus, California State University, and producer of two award-winning documentary films about the incarceration; and Barbara Takei, expert and author on Tule Lake, and the CFO of the Tule Lake Committee, talk about the difficult choices Japanese Americans faced in response to their incarceration. Panelists will review constitutional questions raised by the Executive Order and subsequent removal orders, including the Korematsu case, citizenship renunciation considerations, and the Tule Lake protests, among other aspects of this challenging period in our nation’s history.  The event will be followed by a complimentary reception. 

To sign up:  RSVP at fbasacramento.org.  SPACE IS LIMITED 

This event is co-sponsored by:  The Federal Bar Association;  The Eastern District Historical Society; The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society; and the Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation.

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Robyn Lipsky

Executive Director

 

Tel: (415) 757-0286

Web:   www.NJCHS.org

Email: NJCHS.ExecutiveDirector@gmail.com