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JACL and the Campaign for Redress

By March 10, 2019November 15th, 2023Programs

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

Place: Faith United Methodist Church
2115 W. 182nd St.
Torrance, CA 90504


RON IKEJIRI, Moderator, JACL Washington Representative, 1978-1984
FRANK SATO, National JACL President, 1984-1986
FLOYD SHIMOMURA, National JACL Vice-President of Public Affairs, 1978-1982; National JACL President, 1982-1984
JOHN TATEISHI, JACL Chair of the National Redress Committee, 1978-1981; JACL National Redress Director, 1981-1986; JACL National Director, 1999-2007
RON WAKABAYASHI, JACL National Director, 1981-1988


The panelists, former JACL officials, will discuss JACL’s national legislative effort 1978 through 1980s to seek redress for the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. They will discuss, also, how Senators Daniel Inouye, Spark Matsunaga, S.I. Hayakawa and Representatives Norman Mineta and Robert Matsui laid the foundation for the creation of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians that led to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
Information: Louise Sakamoto

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