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Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day 2017: Lessons from Honouliuli – A Tribute to Congressman Mark Takai

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2017

The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center and the Hawaii State Bar Association Civic Education Committee proudly present:

WHAT:  Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day 2017: Lessons from Honouliuli – A Tribute to Congressman Mark Takai and His Service to Hawaii and the Nation

FEATURING:
Carole Hayashino, President and Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Troy J.H. Andrade, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Interim Director of the Ulu Lehua Scholars Program, William S. Richardson School of Law

WHEN:  Monday, January 30, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Judiciary History Center, 1913 Courtroom
                417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day in Hawaii honors individuals committed to protecting the civil rights and liberties of all. The day coincides with the birthday of civil rights icon, Fred Korematsu, who challenged the constitutionality of imprisoning Japanese Americans during World War II.

This year’s commemoration of Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day will honor Hawaii’s late Congressman Mark Takai and his work on civil liberties. Takai, along with Senator Les Ihara, Jr., was instrumental in the passage of legislation establishing January 30, Fred Korematsu‘s birthday, as “Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day” in Hawaii.

There will be a showing of the short film, The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii, providing insight into the internment of individuals of Japanese, German, and Italian ancestry after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Following the film, Carole Hayashino, President and Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, and Professor Troy J.H. Andrade of the William S. Richardson School of Law, will provide remarks about the relevance of the Hawaii internment camp, Honouliuli, today, and will pay special tribute to the late Congressman K. Mark Takai.

The event is free and open to the public.

Free parking.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Please RSVP by January 26, 2017.

Visit:  http://bit.ly/2k8KGDK

RSVP by calling (808) 539-4999 or e-mailing us at info@jhchawaii.net

 

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

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