BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20120405T000000Z DTEND:20120405T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Thursday\, April 5\, 2012\n4-6:00 pm\nCharles E. Young Research Library at UCLA\nPresentation Room</strong>\n<em>This program pay s tribute to the late Gordon Hirabayashi\, a civil rights pioneer who took a principled stand not merely for himself or his family\, or for Japanese Americans or Asian Americans\, but for all Americans.</em>\n\nIn May 1942 \, 3 months after President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066\, Gordon Hirabayashi challenged the Constitutionality of the President&rsquo\;s mi litary orders that forcibly removed and incarcerated in detention centers more than 110\,000 persons of Japanese descent--the majority of whom were American citizens. Gordon refused\, was arrested\, and jailed in defiance of those orders. His appeals made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court \, which in 1943 upheld his convictions. In 1987 (45 years later)\, his qu est for justice was finally vindicated and his convictions were vacated.\n \nProgram:\n\n<ul><li>&ldquo\;A Personal Matter: Gordon Hirabayashi vs. th e United States\,&rdquo\; award-winning film documentary looks at Gordon&r squo\;s challenge of the Presidential Order in light of basic protections of the Constitution such as due process of law and individual rights</li>< li>Special guest speaker Jay Hirabayashi\, Gordon&rsquo\;s son\, will offe r personal insights on his father&rsquo\;s life and legacy including perso nal photos\, memories\, and family stories.</li><li>Q &amp\; A to follow</ li><li>Light refreshments served</li></ul>\n\nAdmission is free and no res ervations required but seating is first-come first serve.\n\nFor more info rmation contact Mengning Li at or 310-825-2974\n\n<a hre f="" target="_blank">ht tp://</a> SUMMARY:Challenging Constitutionality: A Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi (191 8-2012) URL:/en/events/2012/04/05/challenging-constitutionality-a-tribute-to-gordon / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR