Civil Liberties and Constitution Day
Jan 30, 2017
05:30 PM until 07:00 PM
Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day in Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi's late Congressman Mark Takai.
The short film, "The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i" will provide 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 Hawai‘i, and Professor Troy J.H. Andrade of the William S. Richardson School of Law will provide remarks about the relevance of Honoʻuliʻuli today, and will pay special tribute to the late Congressman K. Mark Takai. Pūpū and refreshments will follow the presentation.
Free and open to the public. Reservations required.
King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
417 South King Street