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AABA Ohio Gala

You Are Cordially Invited to the 

Asian American Bar Association of Ohio
2018 Gala Luncheon 

"The Long Shadow of Korematsu vs. U.S.: Stop Repeating History"

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Join us for a luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Dale Minami

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing the Secretary of War to place Americans of Japanese descent in internment camps. At the time, Fred Korematsu, an American born in the U.S. to Japanese parents, became a fugitive until he was arrested by military police, placed in an internment camp, and given five years probation. With the help of the ACLU, he would eventually take his case, Korematsu v. United States, all the way to the Supreme Court where he lost in a 6-3 decision claiming his internment was justified during circumstances of "emergency and peril".

In the early 1980s, at the urging of researchers, attorney Dale Minami assembled a pro bono legal team to overturn the 40-year-old conviction - and succeeded. Since then, Minami has been involved in significant litigation affecting the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other minorities. How could the U.S. Supreme Court uphold such a decision? And could it ever happen again in the name of national security?

Join us for a conversation on America's complicated history of civil rights and wrongs - and the long-term implications of Korematsu v. United States.

VIP Reception to Precede the Event – Sponsors Only
11:00am – 12:00pm
Sponsorship for VIP Reception

Gold Level Sponsor: $400
Silver Level Sponsor: $200
Individual Sponsor: $50

Discounted Tickets are available for non-sponsors.

To Register: 
By May 1, 2018, please fill out either the registration or sponsorship forms available on this page.
Pay online here or send a check payable to "Asian American Bar Association of Ohio" with a printed copy of the registration form to:

Shipra Kumar
Matasar Jacobs LLC
1111 Superior Ave., Suite 1355
Cleveland, OH 44114

Seating is limited! No Refunds.

Contact asianbar@aabaohio.org or Shipra Kumar (skumar@matasarjacobs.com) with any questions.

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