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Live Webinar – Racism and Injustice in Hawaii: Reflections on the Fukunaga Case

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 in Uncategorized


Image of the cover of the book, “Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai i: Injustice and Revenge in the Fukunaga Case.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

How does racism impede access to justice? Why has the representation of Hawaii as an “ethnic paradise” been perpetuated? Join us and Jonathan Okamura to discuss Hawaii’s history with inequality and injustice and the existence of systemic racism today. Referencing his recent publication, “Raced to Death in 1920s Hawaii,” Jonathan will share the history and implications of the case Fukunaga v. Territory of Hawaii (1929), in which 19-year-old Myles Yutaka Fukunaga, a second-generation Japanese American, was hastily convicted and sentenced to death after he confessed to the murder of 10-year-old George Gill Jamieson, the son of an executive at the Hawaiian Trust Company.

The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center invites you to join the Zoom webinar. Space is limited to 100 webinar attendees.

Visit the Judiciary History Center’s YouTube channel to watch the program live on August 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The webinar will be recorded and posted to their YouTube and Facebook pages.

Please e-mail or call (808) 539-4999 if you require accommodation for a disability.