The Fred Korematsu Story

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
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7:00 PM, Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Kirkland, WA (click for map)

This month’s event includes the screening of The Fred Korematsu Story and an introduction about Civil Wrongs and Rights by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  Fred Korematsu was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor in 1998. By 2010 his legacy led to establishing the Fred Korematsu Day held in California on January 20 to celebrate civil rights. Fred Korematsu’s life is a case study in how our country has both done many things right but also made many serious mistakes. He was a courageous man who stood up for what was right based on the profound idea of defending each other’s rights and freedoms, even when it means challenging our government, in order to defend the constitution. This film honors Fred Korematsu’s courageous defense of civil rights.

Please join us as we learn from the past and ask ourselves whether history is repeating itself today. Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s presentation before the screening will touch on his very recent accomplishments protecting the civil rights of Washingtonians. His work has had a significant national impact when the attorneys general from other states teamed up with him and spread the benefits to their states.

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland presents thought-provoking films on the third Friday of the month 8 times a year. Hosted by Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, facing State Street at 308 – 4 th Ave S. in Kirkland. Light beverages and snacks are provided. Meaningful Movies are free and open to the public. Voluntary donations help fund future film screenings (and snacks). Seating is concert style, on a first-come-first-served basis, so don’t be late!

Special Guests: Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuInstitute/

Release Year: 2000

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Eric Paul Fournier

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