NAAAP Detroit Fred Korematsu and Muslim Registry Panel Discussion on April 20
A collaboration event brought to you by National Association of Asian American Professionals-Detroit Chapter (NAAAP Detroit), Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) and Oakland Community College (OCC)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00pm
Oakland Community College
Royal Oak Campus Rooms: B249-251
739 S. Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Panel Discussion Speakers:
Henry Tanaka (Moderator)
Academic Dean, Division of Art, Design and Humanities, Oakland Community College
Director of the Arab American Civil Rights League
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Arab American Civil Rights League and Oakland Community College to highlight and discuss the impact of a Muslim Registry, brought up by Carl Higbie, Chair and Spokesperson for the Great America PAC for Trump in November 2016 during the campaign. Mr. Higbie stated the precedence has been set by the Registry of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
View a documentary of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American, who refused to go to an internment camp during WWII. Korematsu’s case was re-opened and his conviction was overturned in 1983, creating a pivotal moment in civil rights history.
A panel discussion will follow the video on how the Korematsu’s case and Muslim registry could impact the civil rights of American citizens. Panel participants include; Rula Aoun, Director of the Arab American Civil Rights League; Geck Budd, Immigration Attorney and Dr. Krishna Stilianos, Psychologist and Moderator: Henry Tanaka.