This event is open to the public but requires advance ticket purchase.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Bricker & Eckler LLP, Columbus Bar Association, and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio (APABACO)
Please join Bricker & Eckler, the Columbus Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio for a film screening of "And Then They Came for Us: Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice," followed by a panel discussion on post-911 issues, drawing on lessons from the past, featuring Karen Korematsu, founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and Donald Tamaki, a partner from Minami Tamaki LLP. Throughout the event, cocktails and movie snacks will be served.
Until his death in 2005, Fred Korematsu fought for the civil liberties of all communities. Having refused a detention order in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, he presented his case to the Supreme Court but lost in a 6-3 decision. Eventually, Korematsu’s principled stand for justice became widely recognized, and he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. His case is a reminder that our constitutional rights must be vigilantly protected and that claims of military necessity for the protection of national security should not exempt decision-makers from being held accountable.