46. How to Speak Up: A Story of Courage

Saturday, June 3 | 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Children & Families
  • Current Affairs
  • History

Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi

Fred Korematsu was a typical American guy—he liked to listen to music and hang out with his friends. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to move to prison camps. This included Fred, whose parents had emigrated to the United States from Japan many years before. But Fred refused to go. He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. And when he got put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn’t give up. Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi share Fred’s courageous story, how he made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and how you too can speak up for what matters.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Boiler Room

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