Korematsu at 75: A Discussion

Korematsu at 75: A Discussion [article image]

When: Wed, Oct 16 2019 5:00pm - Wed, Oct 16 2019 7:00pm 

Where: UNM Main, Kiva Building

You may have heard of Fred Korematsu and the internment of Japanese-Americans into prison camps by Presidential Executive Order. One such prison camp was in Santa Fe. https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2018/02/21/when-santa-fe-had-a-japanese-prison-camp/. Mr. Korematsu challenged the Executive Order when he was arrested and convicted for refusing to report to an internment camp. The case reached the United States Supreme Court which upheld the Executive Order and his conviction.  2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision.

The UNM School of Law invites you to attend Korematsu at 75: Understanding the Legacy of Japanese-American Internment, a University-wide class commemorating the 75th anniversary of United States v. Korematsu on Wednesday, October 16 in the Kiva Building from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The class will feature Professors Carol Suzuki (Moderator) George Bach and John Kang from the School of Law, Professor Peter Kierst from the Political Science Department, and Attorneys Rebecca Kitson and Maria Martinez Sanchez.

Presentations include:

  • Korematsu v. U.S. - Prof. John Kang
  • Patriotism & Disavowal - Prof. Peter Kierst
  • Trump v. Hawaii - Prof. George Bach
  • Related modern issues - Attorneys Rebecca Kitson and Maria Martinez Sanchez


Prof. Carol Suzuki