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Fred Korematsu Day of civil liberties and the Constitution

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Humboldt Pacific Islanders & Asians (HAPI), formerly known as Taiko Swing Humboldt have returned to Humboldt State! HAPI invites you to join them in commemorating and celebrating Fred Korematsu Day Of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. 

The event includes performances from the San Jose Taiko Dance Group, the Humboldt State University Jazz Orchestra and more. It will take place live on Zoom Jan. 30 from 3 to 4p.m. PST. 

The event brings together actors, dancers, professors and others to commemorate the legacy and contributions of late Civil Rights leader, Fred Korematsu. Event coordinator Michihiro Sugata is also an Assistant Professor in the Criminology & Justice Studies department at Humboldt State. Sugata said that the event aims to celebrate late civil rights leader Fred Korematsu while disrupting the narrative of a dark chapter in Asian American History.

Sugata believes that the event happening this Saturday will bring awareness to the fragile civil liberties Americans have and challenge participants to re-examine how they view certain subjects such as law, Asian culture, and prejudice. The event will feature a presentation of HAPI’s Swing Posium on the Road film, it will also feature a moderated discussion highlighting certain events and topics and attendees will have the chance to give feedback. 

HAPI, Humboldt State, and the Asian Desi Pacific Island Collective (ADPIC), would strongly encourage anyone and everyone to come and participate. 

Where: Zoom Registration Link

When: January 30, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

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