Fred Korematsu Speaks Up: Presentation/Booksigning with Stan Yogi

Thursday Jul 13 2017   11:30 AM
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i  2454 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI  map

Stan Yogi will speak at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. His new release, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, tells the story of Fred Korematsu, a Nisei, second generation Japanese American, who refused the American government’s order for all people of Japanese ancestry to surrender their homes and way of life to move to internment camps at the beginning of the World War II. Fred refused this order and was sent to prison. This event formed the person he would become as a fighter for civil liberties in the United States. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up encourages readers of all ages to speak up for justice, just as Fred did. Stan Yogi coauthored Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and managed the development programs at the ACLU of Northern California for 14 years.

More information at JCCH’s website.

Stan Yogi

Stan Yogi is the coauthor, with Elaine Elinson, of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California. He managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years and is the coeditor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California's Great Central Valley and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, MELUS, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and several anthologies. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Los Angeles.

Photo by Michael Woolsey