Fred Korematsu Day to Be Observed in Oakland

OAKLAND — The seventh annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution will be observed on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway in Oakland.

In 2010, the governor of California signed the legislative bill establishing Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on Jan. 30 (Korematsu’s birthday) in perpetuity. This is the first statewide day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. Korematsu’s growing legacy continues to inspire people across diverse communities and demonstrates the importance of speaking up to fight injustice.

The Fred T. Korematsu Institute is leading efforts to recognize Fred Korematsu in other states and also achieve a national Fred Korematsu Day to honor his legacy as a civil rights hero for all Americans. Since 2010 Hawaii, Virginia and Florida have also established a day of recognition in honor of Fred Korematsu’s fight for justice and the importance of upholding our civil liberties and the Constitution.

Tickets are $25 general, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and may be ordered at For more information, email

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