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NAPABA Presents: Alternative Facts: A Panel Discussion
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NAPABA Presents: Alternative Facts: A Panel Discussion


When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2:00 PM
Where: Webinar


Alternative Facts: A Panel Discussion

May 26 | 2:00 PM EDT

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NAPABA is proud to present an exclusive panel discussion on the award-winning documentary feature film, Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 on May 26 at 2:00 pm EDT. The documentary is about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Honorable Mention for 2020 ABA Silver Gavel Award, the film sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Panelists include: 


· Sharon A. Sakamoto, Retired Legal Luminary
Sharon is a third generation Japanese American born in Camp Minidoka, Idaho and was a member of Gordon Hirabayashi’s coram nobis legal team. A co-founder of the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW), she was the 2010 recipient of the NAPABA Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award.

· Donald Tamaki, Managing Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Don served on the legal team that reopened the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court case of Fred Korematsu, overturning his criminal conviction for defying the removal of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans. He is the recipient of the NAPABA Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award (2003), NAPABA President’s Award (2018) and ABA Spirit of Excellence Award (2020).

· Helen Zia, Civil Rights Activist and Author
Helen's books include Last Boat out of ShanghaiAsian American Dreams and My Country Versus Me. She is board chair emerita of the Women’s Media Center. A founder in the Justice for Vincent Chin campaign, one of the seminal points in the modern-day Asian American movement, Helen is outspoken on issues ranging from human rights and peace to women’s rights and countering hate violence and homophobia.


Register for the webinar and you'll receive a complimentary link to watch the documentary before the panel!



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