Incarceration Then & Now: A Japanese-American Perspective on the Border Crisis


Add to My Calendar Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Eleven Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and Tsuru for Solidarity for a panel discussion hosted by the Proskauer law firm. Center for Constitutional Rights Staff Attorney Diala Shamas will be participating in the panel.    

This panel will feature survivors and descendants of the incarceration camps as well as legal advocates discussing the Japanese-American journey to heal the intergenerational trauma of WWII incarceration. Panelists will examine the Japanese-American experience during WWII from a historical and legal perspective, including the 1944 Korematsu decision, and their connections to current events.

Advocates will share how they are using Japanese-American history as the moral foundation of resistance coalitions among communities that have been affected by and are fighting against the Muslim Ban, detention, family separation, and deportation.

The event will take place in Room 2700 at the Proskauer law firm. RSVP to this event by e-mailing:


Satsuki Ina, Co-leader and founder of Tsuru for Solidarity, Author, Filmmaker
Carl Takei, Co-leader of Tsuru for Solidarity, Senior Attorney, National ACLU
Diala Shamas, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Mike Ishii, Co-leader and founder of Tsuru for Solidarity, Co-chair of NY Day of Remembrance Committee

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February 13, 2020