Where: United States District Court, 101 East 5th Street, Suite 1808 — St. Paul, MN

When: 11/01/2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights by Eric Paul Fournier

With the issuance of Executive Order 9066 in 1942, thousands of Japanese Americans were condemned to forced internment. Among them was Fred Korematsu, whose Supreme Court battle against the order ended in 1944 when it was upheld as constitutional. In Of Civil Wrongs and Rights, Korematsu’s 40-year legal fight to reverse his original conviction unfolds.

Next week, POV community partner Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association will reflect on Korematsu’s landmark case with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Tony Leung and the Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League. Join the groups at the United States District Court in St. Paul, MN for a free screening of the film and a panel discussion on the legacy left by racial internment. For more information, visit the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s website.

Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own!

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